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Philippe Eliakim started to go bald at the age of twenty. Desperate for company in face of misery, he obsessively researches bald people in history from Socrates, and Hippocrates to Caesar and Louis XIV. He studies his reflection in the mirror and agonizes over the thought that he has lost his powers of seduction. It doesn’t help when the woman in his life makes a comment about a politician being ‘barren’ which he automatically assumes to be a reference for his lack of hair. Mouth agape he learns that after their separation, she has left him for a man balder than he is. His final attempt at battling his baldness is a hair transplant. While his colleagues marvel at his new appearance, his family is less than convinced by his artificially enhanced coiffure. He ultimately decides to abandon his appendage and go for the natural look.