Coincoin and the Extra-Humans

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Release Year: 2019
Running Time: 208
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitiles
     

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Screening Info
Cast
Alane Delhaye
Bernard Pruvost
Philippe Jore
Lucy Caron

Crew
Directed by Bruno Dumont

In Bruno Dumont’s farcical follow-up, Li’l Quinquin 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. His old love, Eve, has abandoned him for Corinne. When a strange magma is found near the town, the inhabitants suddenly start to behave very weirdly. Our beloved heroes Captain Van Der Weyden and his loyal assistant Carpentier investigate and quickly begin to suspect an alien attack. The Extra-Human invasion has begun!

Critical Acclaim

"Pruvost’s performance as Van Der Weyden once again binds everything together. He’s a captivating collection of physical ailments and bodily tics that feels like a combination of Jack Sparrow, Inspector Clouseau, and Charlie Chaplin – though such comparisons seem reductive when he, like the rest of this world, feels utterly unique."

"Coincoin’s parade of the nonsensical still possesses a delightful pageantry."

"Pruvost's performance reaches the heights of the great Peter Sellers. Coincoin is even better than the series that preceded it."

"There is much to enjoy in this deeply funny dissection of small-town oddness and the endlessly fascinating figures who populate it. Dumont offers audiences a confounding experience, but one that gets funnier and funnier with each passing moment."

Awards

  • Official Selection – Locarno Film Festival

  • Official Selection – San Sebastián Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

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