Keep An Eye Out

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$9.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Dark Comedy
Comedy
Francophone
Crime
Release Year:2018
Runtime:73 min
Country/Region:France
Belgium
Language:French
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Dekanalog
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/495567004
Cast/Crew
Director:Quentin Dupieux
Screenwriter:Quentin Dupieux
Principal Cast:Benoît Poelvoorde
Grégoire Ludig
Marc Fraize
Anaïs Demoustier

Description

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About the Film

The latest deranged delight by French absurdist Quentin Dupieux, Keep An Eye Out is a breakneck-paced cop comedy that packs more laughs into its 73 breezy minutes than some filmmakers manage in their entire careers.

Belgian funnyman Benoît Poelvoorde (Man Bites Dog) is Commissaire Buran, a good, bad cop interrogating Fugain, (Grégoire Ludig), an average Joe who discovered a dead body outside his apartment building. As the film begins, Fugain must, on an empty stomach, explain how and why he happened to leave home seven times in one night before coming across a corpse in a puddle of blood. Since he’s the investigation’s only suspect, Fugain’s anxiety is already sky-high when Buran leaves him alone with Philippe, a one-eyed rookie cop with bizarre speech patterns and a few minutes to live. Bloody, batshit hijinks ensue, and before long, we’re in Buñuel territory.

Between the opening sequence, when a man in just red briefs conducts a philharmonic orchestra in the open air, and the triple-meta denouement, Dupieux’s whip-smart script disregards audience expectations, the fourth wall, and the laws of time and space. You’ll never look at a protractor or an oyster the same way again.


Press

"Equal parts Michel Gondry, Tex Avery and the Coen brothers. A fun exercise in genre-bending...well-orchestrated and amusing to watch." —Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"Ever-unpredictable...a film that is constantly in mesmerizing and darkly comedic flux." —Jude Dry, IndieWire



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