Slack Bay (15)

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This film was last shown on 28 June 2017

It’s 1910, and as another summer rolls in, the peculiarly bourgeoise Van Peteghem family retire to their coastal villa in Northern France. But when a pair of bumbling detectives arrive to investigate a string of missing tourist cases, their attention is drawn to the Van Peteghems and a penniless local family - the Bruforts - and things get more and more bizarre…

Nominated for 9 César Awards in France, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Film, Slack Bay is a witty and eccentric romp filled with stylised slapstick and biting social satire. Guillaume Deffontaines's widescreen photography is gorgeously sharp, with a hyperreal feel that counteracts the crude wit and grotesque performances.



Bruno Dumont
Belgium, France, Germany
122 mins
Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi


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