Lucien Cordier is the idle police chief of a small town in French colonial Senegal. Local criminals openly mock Lucien’s inability to put a stop to their illegal enterprises, and he is routinely nagged by his adulterous wife Huguette. Pushed to the limits, Lucien takes matters into his own hands.
Bertrand Tavernier cast no less than Isabelle Huppert, Philippe Noiret and Stéphane Audran to play in this farce combining dark witty humour with neonoir elements. A piercing and mocking portrait of life in the French colonies, it depicts the brutality of human nature with lyrical cynicism.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria