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Coup de torchon (Clean Slate)

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Original title
Coup de torchon
Year
Running time
128 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Aurenche (Novel: Jim Thompson)
Music
Philippe Sarde
Cinematography
Pierre-William Glenn
Cast
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Producer
Films A2 / Les Films de la Tour / Little Bear
Genre
Comedy. Drama. Thriller | Black Comedy. Crime. Colonialism
Movie Groups
Jim Thompson Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1982: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1981: César Awards: 10 nominations
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