Small-town life near Calais is disrupted when a chopped-up body is discovered inside a dead cow in a desolate WWII bunker. Inspector Van der Weyden, riddled with nervous ticks, and his sluggish, philosophical assistant Carpentier investigate, while a band of scoundrels led by ‘teenage dirtbag’ Li’l Quinquin spy on the police, their foolish pranks becoming the main concern of the story…
All the elements of Dumont’s previous work are here – a bleak vision of society; themes of good and evil; the choice of non-professional actors – yet to this, Dumont brings his desire to make ‘a parody of CSI… a ‘tragi-comedy’ corresponding with the duality of the human condition.’ (MPR)
Official Selection, Directors’ Fortnight Cannes 2014
Director’s Note: Zany antics and distorted behaviour create an off-beat comedy with laugh-out-loud moments of hilarity.
Showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2014 (November 19th – 30th).