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LI'L QUINQUIN Unclassified 18+

P'tit Quinquin

Big Scene – Small Screen | Feature
D Bruno Dumont | France, 2014
L French
Tags: Animals, Australian Premiere, Auteur, Black Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Long Films, Mystery, Rural, Satire, Screened at Cannes, TV
 

"This outré, provocative take on TV police mini-series material is hugely enjoyable." – Screen

When a dead cow stuffed with human remains is discovered in a World War II-era bunker, mischievous urchin Quinquin and his friends trail the police investigation, out of curiosity and boredom. Led by the bumbling, chronically insensitive Captain Van Der Weyden, the police are clueless. But as bodies start piling up, both Van Der Weyden and Quinquin are going to discover some dark truths about their town that its citizens would prefer be kept hidden.

Acclaimed filmmaker Bruno Dumont (Camille Claudel 1915, MIFF 2013), best known for his Grand Prix-winning dramas Flanders and Humanite, takes an unexpected turn toward both television and comedy in Li'l Quinquin, a police procedural-mocking farce that is part Twin Peaks, part Inspector Clouseau, but unmistakably Dumont.

"Beautifully shot and frequently funny." – Hollywood Reporter

D/S Bruno Dumont P Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb WS NDM L French w/English subtitles TD DCP/2014

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