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Ma Loute (2016)

Unrated | | Comedy | 13 May 2016 (France)
Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruno Dumont

Writers:

Bruno Dumont (dialogue), Bruno Dumont (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... André Van Peteghem
Juliette Binoche ... Aude Van Peteghem
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Isabelle Van Peteghem
Jean-Luc Vincent Jean-Luc Vincent ... Christian Van Peteghem
Brandon Lavieville Brandon Lavieville ... Ma Loute Brufort
Raph ... Billie Van Peteghem
Didier Després ... Alfred Machin
Cyril Rigaux Cyril Rigaux ... Malfoy
Laura Dupré Laura Dupré ... Nadège
Thierry Lavieville Thierry Lavieville ... L'Eternel Brufort
Caroline Carbonnier Caroline Carbonnier ... La mère Brufort
Manon Royère ... Blanche Van Peteghem
Lauréna Thellier ... Gaby Van Peteghem
Maya Sarac Maya Sarac ... La dame à l'ombrelle jaune
Noah Noulard Noah Noulard ... Cloclo Brufort
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Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide. There lives a small community of fishermen and other oyster farmers. Among them evolves a curious family, the Bréfort, renowned ferrymen of the Slack Bay, lead by the father nick-named "The Eternal", who rules as best as he can on his prankster bunch of sons, especially the impetuous Ma Loute, aged 18. Towering high above the bay stands the Van Peteghems' mansion. Every summer, this bourgeois family - all degenerate and decadent from inbreeding - stagnates in the villa, not without mingling during their leisure hours of walking, sailing or bathing, with the ordinary local people, Ma Loute and the other Bréforts. Over the course of five days, as starts a peculiar love story between Ma Loute... Written by Memento Films

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Comedy

Certificate:

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France | Germany | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La bahía See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$920,719 (France), 15 May 2016, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,696, 21 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$112,621, 5 October 2017
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The French film magazine 'Cahiers du cinéma' named Ma Loute (2016) the 5th best film of 2016. See more »

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24 November 2016 | by laubonsSee all my reviews

I just saw it in a festival and a several ladies left before the end. Me, i laughed a lot until tears come to my eyes. You need to really enjoy bizarre movies to like this one. This movie is unusual, funny, rare; the characters are dorky, exaggerated, histrionic, endearing. I can't tell too much without spoilers, but if you like peculiar movies with weird sense of humor, this movie is perfect. Its in the same line of Toni Erdmann but... a little weirder. And Juliette Binoche is awesome here. I loved it but again, it is not for people who don't like stranger things. And I need to complete the ten-lines-review, so I want to say, one more time, if you like weird movies, go for it!


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