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Coup de torchon
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Release Date:
4 November 1981 (France) See more »
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Plot:
1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful)... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Africa Screams See more (28 total) »

Cast

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Philippe Noiret ... Lucien Cordier

Isabelle Huppert ... Rose Mercaillou

Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Le Peron et son frère L'adjudant Georges Le Peron

Stéphane Audran ... Huguette Cordier

Eddy Mitchell ... Nono - l'amant demeuré d'Huguette
Guy Marchand ... Marcel Chavasson
Irène Skobline ... Anne - la nouvelle institutrice
Michel Beaune ... Vanderbrouck - un nouveau riche arrogant
Jean Champion ... Priest
Victor Garrivier ... Mercaillou
Gérard Hernandez ... Leonelli
Abdoulaye Diop ... Fête Nat - le serviteur noir de Lucien
Daniel Langlet ... Paulo - un flic larvaire
François Perrot ... Le colonel Tramichel
Raymond Hermantier ... L'aveugle
Mamadou Dioumé ... Mamadou - l'interprète
Samba Mané ... Vendredi - un noir qui en sait trop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irénée Martin ... La femme au cimetière (uncredited)

Directed by
Bertrand Tavernier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Aurenche 
Bertrand Tavernier 
Jim Thompson  novel "Pop. 1280"

Produced by
Henri Lassa .... producer
Adolphe Viezzi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre-William Glenn 
 
Film Editing by
Armand Psenny 
 
Production Design by
Alexandre Trauner 
 
Set Decoration by
Hubert de Varine 
Franckie Diago  (as Frankie Diago)
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Moreau 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Le Marinel .... key makeup artist
Ludovic Paris .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jean-Louis Lapassade .... unit manager
Michel Nicolini .... unit production manager
Louis Wipf .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean Achache .... assistant director
Frédéric Bourboulon .... assistant director
Daniel Deleforges .... trainee assistant director
Makhete Diallo .... assistant director
Roland Fruytier .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
René Albouze .... props
Georges Bouillette .... construction manager
Pierre Fontaine .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Catherine D'Hoir .... assistant sound editor
Michel Desrois .... sound
Maurice Gilbert .... sound mixer
Luce Grunenwaldt .... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Dominique Levert .... boom operator
Claude Villand .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bonomi .... key grip
Armand Bonomi .... grip
Marc Casi .... grip
Alain Choquart .... second assistant camera
Michael Coulter .... first assistant camera
Pierre-William Glenn .... steadicam operator
Michel Lombardo .... electrician
Rene Rochera .... chief electrician
Abdoulaye Sy .... electrician
Moussa Touré .... electrician
Jean-Claude Vicquery .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Bonnay .... assistant costume designer
Irénée Martin .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Sophie Cornu .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
William Flageollet .... music mixer
Peter Knight .... conductor
 
Other crew
Sylvie Crouet .... production secretary
Peter Fernandez .... voice director: English version
Simon Mizrahi .... press attache
Pauline Montel .... production administrator
Claudine Taulère .... script supervisor
 

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128 min
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Tavernier has said about "Coup de Torchon," "It's about revenge, of course, but it's about something else as well. It's about God and free will, and it has a lot of religious and metaphysical implications, some of which Jean Aurenche and I invented, and some of which are in the book."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Marcel is playing billiards, he continues his turn even though he has not scored.See more »
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Rose:They say there are a hundred kinds of deaths. I hope yours will be the worst.See more »
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31 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Africa Screams, 31 May 2004
Author: writers_reign from London, England

Looking at the slew of negative comments that this movie has racked up I can't help wondering what drew these people to it in the first place. What drew ME were the names attached to it, Tavernier, one of THE great contemporary French directors, Phillipe Noiret and Isabelle Huppert, two all-time GREAT French actors. Okay, everyone has the occasional off day but when you get to THIS level of writing, acting, directing, even the bad ones eclipse by a country mile the BEST of such joke talents as Godard and Tarentino and this particular entry is far from bad if anybody asks you. So I'm left with the inescapable conclusion that all these whingers must have wandered into the movie theater thinking they were going to see Gidget Goes Hawaian or How To Stuff A Wild Bikini in which case it is easy to understand their misgivings. For the record this is an excellent example of The Biter Bit aka The Worm Turns and all the ingredients are out of the right bottle and come together in a heady and satisfying brew. 8/10

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