Swan Song

A retired hairdresser (Udo Kier) escapes his nursing home and embarks on an odyssey across town to style a dead woman’s hair before her funeral.


Todd Stephens


Todd Stephens


Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans



USA, 105 Minutes

Cult movie superstar Udo Kier (Flesh for Frankenstein, Suspiria, My Own Private Idaho) stars as Pat Pitsenbarger, a former hairstylist now living at a retirement home in Sandusky, Ohio. When a wealthy former client of his dies her lawyer visits, offering Pat $25,000 to style the lady’s hair one last time.

Though reluctant at first (“Bury her with bad hair!”) he launches a daring – if unnecessary – escape, and embarks on a picaresque journey across Sandusky, while reminiscing about the past.

Featuring a standout performance from a veteran of the big screen, Swan Song is a tender, bittersweet film about memory, age and Queer life in a small town.