Slack Bay
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Film Info
Program:Lumières Françaises
Tags:Francophone
Comedy
Romance
Mystery
Release Year:2016
Runtime:122 min
Awards:Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2016
Country:France
Germany
Language:French
German
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhNZMXJF3Gg
Cast/Crew
Director:Bruno Dumont
Producer:Jean Brehat
Rachid Bouchared
Muriel Merlin
Screenwriter:Bruno Dumont
Editor:Bruno Dumont
Basile Belkhiri
Principal Cast:Fabrice Luchini Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Jean-Luc Vincent
Brandon Lavieville
Raph
Filmography:Lil'Quinquin ('14) (TV Series)
Camille Claudel 1915 ('13)
Outside Satan ('11)
Description

The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family—among them Aude (Juliette Binoche), André (Fabrice Luchini), and Isabelle (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi)—have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay. Their leisurely rhythm of sunbathing and seaside constitutionals is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing (and serving full-on Keystone Kops). As the macabre mysteries mount and love blossoms between the family’s genderqueer teen and the son of a local fisherman, Binoche and company ratchet the slapstick up to eleven. It’s no wonder director Bruno Dumont (Li’l Quinquin, Camille Claudel 1915) cites Peter Sellers, Monty Python, and Laurel and Hardy as cinematic influences for this delightful foray into winking, absurdist farce


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