Coup de Torchon

Duration: 128m
4K

“IT MIGHT SEEM IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE A HUMOROUS MOVIE THAT SERIOUSLY EMBRACES NIHILISM. BUT IN THE HANDS OF A MASTER LIKE TAVERNIER, EVEN AMBIGUITY CAN BE ENTERTAINING.” — MICHAEL DARE

Listless sheriff Lucien Cordier (Philippe Noiret), constantly humiliated by his wife (Stéphane Audran) and the residents of their small French colonial town in West Africa, unexpectedly switches gears becoming an exterminating angel bent on exacting revenge on anyone who crosses him.

Restored in 4K from the original negative by Studiocanal at L’Image Retrouvée, with color correction by Jean Achache on behalf of Bertrand Tavernier.

This new 4K restoration of Coup de Torchon is screening as part of a 4K double feature with the 2015 4K restoration of The Third Man.

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