SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING (FUMER FAIT TOUSSER) World Cinema

SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING (FUMER FAIT TOUSSER)

French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux (DEERSKIN, AFI FEST 2019) returns with another delightfully absurdist comedy, featuring a band of spandex-clad vigilante superheroes called the Tobacco Force – Benzene, Nicotine, Methanol, Mercury and Ammonia – who channel the negative effects of smoking to combat the enemy. When it becomes clear that their group cohesion is faltering, they are sent on a mandatory team-building work retreat. Huddled around the campfire, each tells scary stories, which come to life as a series of ludicrous vignettes. A sudden call from their chief informs the troupe that the Emperor of Evil, Lézardin, plans to destroy the planet Earth. They must repair their team spirit quickly to save the human race, but unearthed secrets threaten to disrupt their mission. With delightful turns by Adele Exarchopoulos and Oulaya Amamra and with a fantastic soundtrack featuring cult synth icon Mort Garson, Dupieux’s latest is a riot, unpredictable, ridiculous, and brimming with charm. –Malin Kan

Quentin Dupieux was born on April 14, 1974, in Clamart, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a director and writer, known for RUBBER (2010), DEERSKIN (2019) and MANDIBLES (2020).

Danielle McCarthy-Boles
Magnolia Pictures
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Details

Country: France

Year: 2022

Director: Quentin Dupieux

Screenwriter: Quentin Dupieux

Producer: Hugo Sélignac

Director of Photography: Quentin Dupieux

Editor: Quentin Dupieux

Production Designer: Joan Le Boru

Cast/Featuring: Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier, Oulaya Amamra, Adèle Exarchopoulos

Running Time (minutes): 80

Language: French

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