Slack Bay

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Year: 2017
Running Time: 122
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Country: France, Germany
Language: French with English subtitiles
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Slack Bay

Cast
Juliette Binoche
Fabrice Luchini
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

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Directed by Bruno Dumont


The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family—among them Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, and 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 Keystone Kops-style bumbling inspectors investigating a string of missing tourists. 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 Max Linder and Laurel and Hardy as cinematic influences for his delightful foray into winking, absurdist farce.

Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2016

Nine Nominations including Best Film, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress – César Awards

"A work of madcap inspiration."

"Completely off the wall."

"Sublimely deranged."

"Suggests Buñuel’s L’Age d’Or by way of Godard’s Weekend... Dumont's most polished work."

"Everyone seems to have drunk their bodyweight in absinthe."

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