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comedy Li’l Quinquin that he is capable of shifting gears without conceding his signature style. This
absurdist, metaphysical murder mystery opens with the discovery of human body parts stuffed inside a
cow – a literal bête humaine — on the outskirts of the English Channel in northern France. The
bumbling and mumbling Captain Van der Weyden (played by Bernard Pruvost) is assigned to
investigate the crime, but he has to contend with a young prankster, the mischievous Quinquin (Alane
Delhaye), as he proceeds to investigate the case. Dubbed an “epic farce” by the New York Film
Festival, Li'l Quinquin has been compared to Twin Peaks and True Detective. But simply speaking, Li’l
Quinquin is "a wonderfully weird and unexpectedly hilarious" (Scott Foundas, Variety) masterwork
from one of the most important contemporary French directors.
French town. Two offbeat and unethical female investigators (a fercely authoritarian
Isabelle Huppert paired with an inquisitive and voyeuristic Sandrine Kimberlain) are
brought in to investigate the possibility of police involvement with the murder.
Meanwhile the seemingly degenerate cop with a heart of gold, Mendes, acquires an
eager, albeit naive Algerian informant, Younes, who quickly gets into trouble.
Serge Bozon's TIP TOP is a sharp and witty absurdist political farce that will leave
audiences with more questions about modern day France than answers.