The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (film)

The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (Dutch: De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen) is a 1966 Belgian drama film directed by André Delvaux, starring Senne Rouffaer and Beata Tyszkiewicz. It tells the story of a schoolteacher who falls in love with one of his students, and moves away in order to escape his infatuation. The film is based on the 1947 novel with the same title by Johan Daisne.[1]

The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short
Directed byAndré Delvaux
Produced byPaul Louyet
Jos Op De Beeck
Screenplay byAnna De Pagter
André Delvaux
Based onThe Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short by Johan Daisne
Music byFrédéric Devreese
CinematographyGhislain Cloquet
Roland Delcour
Edited bySuzanne Baron
R. Delferrière
Release date
  • 5 September 1966 (1966-09-05)
Running time
94 minutes

The film was awarded the Sutherland Trophy at the 1966 BFI London Film Festival.[2]


  • Senne Rouffaer as Govert Miereveld
  • Beata Tyszkiewicz as Eufrazia 'Fran' Veerman
  • Hector Camerlynck as Prof. Mato
  • Hilde Uitterlinden as Beps
  • Annemarie Van Dijk as Corra
  • Hilda Van Roose as Teacher Freken
  • François Beukelaers as Patient
  • Arlette Emmery as One of the Seven
  • Paul S'Jongers as Assistant of Prof. Mato
  • Luc Philips as City Councillor
  • François Bernard as Judge Brantink
  • Vic Moeremans as Director
  • Maurits Goossens as Principal


  1. "De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen". (in Dutch). Cinematek. Retrieved 2015-10-08.
  2. Rayns, Tony. "Lost and found: The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short". British Film Institute. Retrieved 2015-10-08.
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