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Coup de torchon (1981) (Criterion Collection)

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an inspired rendering of jim thompson's pulp novel 'pop. 1280', bertrand tavernier's 'coup de torchon (clean slate)' deftly transplants the story of an inept police chief-turned-heartless killer and his scrappy mistress from the american south to french west africa. featuring pitch-perfect performances by philippe noiret and isabelle huppert, this striking neo-noir straddles the line between violence and lyricism with dark humor and visual elegance, perfectly captured by criterion's glorious new anamorphic transfer.

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Director Bertrand Tavernier
Actor Eddy Mitchell, Guy Marchand, Isabelle Huppert, Philippe Noiret, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Irene Skobeline
Label Criterion Collection
Genre Comedy
Content DVD
FSK / age rating from age 0
Publication date 13.03.2001
Edition Criterion Collection
Audio French (Mono)
Subtitles English
Extras Alternative ending, Theatrical trailer, Audio commentary of the director
Length 128 Minutes
Screen 1.66:1
Year of production 1981
Original title Coup de torchon
Version US Version
Region code 0

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