Detective Yvonne (Adèle Haenel), widow of French Riviera police chief and local hero Santi, learns that her beloved husband was corrupt. Trying to right his wrongs she crosses paths with Antoine (Pio Marmaï), wrongly convicted for eight years at her husband’s hand. A wild series of events ensues, revolving around an elaborately constructed and intricate plot. Opening to a frantic action scene, Salvadori expertly orchestrates this fast-paced comedy, skilfully shifting the tone with farce, thrills, gags and plot twists. The brilliant cast also includes Audrey Tautou, Damien Bonnard and Vincent Elbaz.
Director’s Note: Fans of Wild Target (1993), Salvadori’s début, will delight in this return to black comedy.
Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard
Winner: SACD Award, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival – November 14th to 25th