to earth’s Middle Ages. The local population is suffering a ban issued on anyone who knows how to read and write. The
scientists must refrain from influencing political and historical events on Arkanar. They must work incognito, and they must
remain neutral. Don Rumata, recognized by the locals as a sort of futuristic god, tries to save the local intelligentsia from
their punishment. He cannot avoid taking the stance: “What would you do in God’s place?”
Adapted from the 1960s cult sci-fi novel “Hard to Be a God” by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
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.