FIAF:Cinema, your weekend destination for new French film, presents the US theatrical release of Bruno Dumont’s four-part slapstick mini-series Coincoin and the Extra-Humans.
Directed by Bruno Dumont, 2019, Digital
Part 1 & 2: 104 mins
Part 3 & 4: 107 mins
With Alane Delhaye, Bernard Pruvost, Philippe Jore, Julien Bodard
In French with English subtitles
In Bruno Dumont’s farcical follow-up to his celebrated murder mystery mini-series Li’l Quinquin, the eponymous character (Alane Delhaye) is all grown up and goes by the nickname Coincoin. He hangs out on the Côte D’Opale and attends meetings of the Nationalist Party with his childhood friend Fatso (Julien Bodard). His old love, Eve, has abandoned him for Corinne. When strange goo is found near the town, its inhabitants suddenly start to behave very weirdly. Our beloved heroes Captain Van Der Weyden (Bernard Pruvost) and his loyal assistant Carpentier (Philippe Jore) investigate and quickly begin to suspect an alien attack. The Extra-Human invasion has begun!
“… a radically loopy, politically confrontational, grandly geographical, infinitesimally detailed transfiguration of familiar police-investigation dramas…”
Richard Brody, The New Yorker (read review)