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Coup de Torchon 1981 123movies

Coup de Torchon 1981 123movies

Nov. 04, 1981128 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful). He is a washout, everyone (including his wife Huguette) humiliates him. He never arrests anyone and looks at elsewhere when a dirty trick occurs. But one day, he turns into a machiavellian exterminating angel.
Plot: A pathetic police chief, humiliated by everyone around him, suddenly wants a clean slate in life, and resorts to drastic means to achieve it.
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very oddly humorous and cold at the same time, and a curiously moving, low-key performance
Lucien Cordier is not like most cops. He’s a main chief in a West African village where white people are the minority though, in 1938, are as racist and sexist as can be. He’s also not a very good cop, as he barely ever arrests anyone and his authority can be challenged pretty quickly, even by two scummy pimps. He’s like the pushover kid in a playground who may be a nice guy, but he’s also not quite strong enough to actually attain the authority needed to stand up against the bullies. That is until Lucien decides to fight back, in a manner that is at a calm extreme; an oxymoron, perhaps, but watching Lucien is an oxymoron in human form, but a fascinating one. He’ll kill someone, anyone, he thinks of as an enemy to him, shooting a man in the back, the pimps, or even the man who helps him dig a grave. He calmly explains some of the whys, but he never goes too ballistic. Lucien is a man of principles, but to say exactly what or why is a mystery.

This is what makes Coup de tochon, or Clean Slate, based on the Jim Thompson novel Pop 1280 (mentioned in passing as Pop. 1275 for no good reason at one point in the film), is about this man who is warm, lustful, proud, and perhaps a not entirely bright but not stupid either. And as played by Philippe Noiret he makes this film compulsively watchable. The supporting cast, such as Isabelle Hupert and Jean-Pierre Marielle, don’t fare too badly either, but it’s Noiret that elevates this to something more than director Bertrand Tavernier could have expected. He gives a performance that is intense without ever being over the top, and thoughtful while seemingly aloof in some points. He makes Lucien a guy we might like to know or talk to for a little while, until we see the veneer peel away, a fragile man who has been pushed around by his bosses and his wife (Stephan Audran) and in a position with such little power that the only way to bust loose is senseless killing. As he says, “Would a man with these eyes be a killer?”

Tavernier’s direction is lax and smooth, jagged with some documentary style and realism (it was shot all on location, and it looks it always), but there’s also a distance I felt to many of the scenes, a deliberate attempt to strip down film-noir elements to light absurdism mixed with sardonic tragedy. There are some great moments, don’t get me wrong: the scene with the film screened for the village people at night that gets ruined by a windstorm as the audio keeps playing on with the film cut off and people scrambling for cover; the first killing scene of the pimps where Lucien becomes a larger threat with every passing second leading up to a predictable but still shocking climax; an ending, which I won’t mention here.

It has such moments, but I wasn’t very moved by Coup de torchon throughout, and it’s not directed with the surest hand. And yet, I have to give it to Philippe Noiret: in any other film noir he’d be out of place, and yet here, he’s perfect.

Review By: Quinoa1984 Rating: 7 Date: 2009-05-30
When a Man Has to Clean Up
The story is pure trash and that is where the film gets its charm and class from: In a French colony in Africa in 1938, Lucien Cordier (Philippe Noiret) is a policeman in a village which is mostly inhabited by Africans and only a few racist, empty-headed Europeans. He is abased by everybody and always looks away when something illegal happens. On one day, Lucien is fed up with the humiliation and starts to take revenge on his humblers.

The characters have as much depth as the ones in a Disney comic book, and the break in Lucien’s behavior from the friendly, jerky cop to the murdering, planning ahead thinker seems to be quite odd, but not only for that, the story never bores. It is actually very witty with many hilarious situations: All the deeply macabre murder scenes and shot downs, a blind man who yells: “Get out of my sight!”, or the dodgy relationship between Lucien, his wife, her lover, and Lucien’s two mistresses, in addition to the documentary-style steady-cam, makes the whole scenery, admittedly unrealistic and bizarre, but very entertaining and, at the end, a bit thoughtful. Also, it’s always a tremendous delight to watch the grand Philippe Noiret, who sadly passed away not a long time ago.

Review By: zolaaar Rating: 7 Date: 2007-05-16

Other Information:

Original Title Coup de torchon
Release Date 1981-11-04
Release Year 1981

Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Bertrand Tavernier
Writer Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier, Jim Thompson
Actors Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran
Country France
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 11 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Coup de Torchon 1981 123movies
Coup de Torchon 1981 123movies
Coup de Torchon 1981 123movies
Coup de Torchon 1981 123movies
Original title Coup de torchon
TMDb Rating 7 124 votes

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