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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 »
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A Great Film See more (27 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)
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Directed by
Bertrand Tavernier 
 
Writing credits
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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 
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Moreau 
 
Makeup Department
Ludovic Paris .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Louis Wipf .... production leader
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean Achache .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Catherine D'Hoir .... sound editor
Michel Desrois .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Casi .... electrician
Michael Coulter .... assistant camera
Pierre-William Glenn .... steadicam operator
 
Music Department
William Flageollet .... music mixer
Peter Knight .... conductor
 
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Peter Fernandez .... voice director: English version
 

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128 min
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The singer Eddy Mitchell, in a major fictional role for the first time, thought he was so bad after watching the dailies that he insisted to do some of his scenes once again. Because no one would agree, he jokingly stated: "since I'm actually the richest one of the crew, I'll pay for all the scenes I'm allowed to do again" and was almost taken seriously. From then on, he never went to watch the dailies again.See more »
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Factual errors: The movie begins with a scene during a total eclipse of the sun. Between 1933 (Hitler comes to power) and 1939 (invasion of France), no path of totality from any solar eclipse touched French West Africa.See more »
Quotes:
Anne:I'm the new schoolteacher of Bourkassa.
Lucien Cordier:That's a fine profession. A vocation, I'd say. Thanks to you, black children will be able to read their daddy's name on French war memorials.
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26 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A Great Film, 13 February 2005
Author: mojoan from United States

This is one of my favorite films. After all these years, it holds up beautifully. It's surreal, funny, tragic, strange, and somehow all holds together.

Noiret is wonderful, and a great foil for Huppert, with his hang-dog looks and understated acting. Although he plays a policeman, Noiret's character makes his own decisions about justice without the need for pesky government interference.

Isabelle Huppert and Stephane Audran are also perfect in their roles.

The cinematography is superb, with beautiful shots of Africa.

It's hard to categorize this movie, but Coup de Torchon is a must see! I think I've seen it 4 times.

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