Certified Fresh with 97% on Rotten Tomatoes!
Legendary actor Udo Kier stars as retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger, who escapes the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio nursing home after learning of his former client’s dying wish for him to style her final hairdo. Soon, Pat embarks on an odyssey to confront the ghosts of his past – and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job. SWAN SONG is a comical and bittersweet journey about rediscovering one’s sparkle, and looking gorgeous while doing so.
USA, 2021, 105 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Todd Stephens
“Kier gives a career-high performance and deserves to be remembered during awards season. Coolidge and the rest of the supporting cast are all exceptional, allowing ‘Swan Song’ to take wing and soar.”– Gregg Shapiro, BAY AREA REPORTER
“You’ve never seen Udo Kier like this before.”– Peter Debruge, VARIETY
“Beautiful, smart, irreverent, and really f*cking funny. Simply put, it’s divine.”– Kristy Puckko, PAJIBA
“’Swan Song’ affords legendary character actor Udo Kier a long overdue showcase, the result of which is both spectacularly fun and deeply moving.”– Shaun Munro, FLICKERING MYTH
“Heartfelt…a wonderful role for the eternally outré Kier.”– David Rooney, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Todd Stephens' film vacillates from the comic to the bittersweet with slow-gin ease, thanks to Kier, who's sassy and bitchy when he needs to be.”– Randy Myers, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS