Coup de Torchon Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for Coup de Torchon the Movie

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Set in 1938 French West Africa, Noiret plays corrupt police chief Lucien Cordier who is consistently harrassed by his community, particularly by the town pimp. He usually overlooks the pimp's crimes, but when Cordier catches him and a friend shooting at plague victims' bodies floating down the river he decides to murder them in cold blood. Based on the novel "POP 1280" by Jim Thompson. In French with English subtitles.

Distribution

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 128 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Books to Film: Jim Thompson, Cops
Screenplay
Bertrand Tavernier
Cast
Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand, Stephane Audran, Eddy Mitchell, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Irene Skobline
Cinematography
Pierre William Glenn
Director
Bertrand Tavernier
Music
Philippe Sarde
Other
Armand Psenny

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