Coup de Torchon - Clean Up

Shots in the Dark 2018

Coup de Torchon - Clean Up 15

Sun 1 Jul - Book Now

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Philippe Noiret

Country: France
Year: 1981
Duration: 125m

With English Subtitles
Bertrand Tavernier relocates Jim Thompson’s 1964 Texas-set pulp novel Pop. 1280 to a sunbaked, dirt-caked Senegalese village, where its burnout, publicly mocked police chief Lucien Cordier suddenly decides to start killing his enemies. Within the palpable racist climate of French West Africa, Tavernier blends the restrained absurdity of Camus’s The Stranger with the keyed-up violence of Taxi Driver into a damning critique of French Imperialism and bourgeois society. In addition to its macabre sense of humour, and the brilliant performances all around - especially a young Isabelle Huppert as Cordier’s mistress - Tavernier’s use of the lingering Steadicam gives an effortless precision to Coup de torchon’s tense and awkward energy. - www.filmlinc.org

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Sun 01 Jul11:30*
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* English Subtitles