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Coup de torchon (1981)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: Mar 13, 2001

Running Time
2 hours, 8 minutes

Country France

Production Companies
Films A2, Les Films de la Tour, Little Bear

Studio Films Antenne 2, Films de la Tour, Little Bear Films, Parafrance

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Other Titles
• Coup de torchon (1981)
• Clean Slate
• Der Saustall (1982)
• Pop. 1280
• Clean Up

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Black Comedy, Police, Murder, Satire, Infidelity, Culture Clash, Revenge

Plot: It is 1938 in the French West Africa village of Bourkassa and the one-man police force is tired of being a doormat. In this dark comic adaptation of Jim Thompson's "POP. 1280," the hapless officer decides to take the law into his own hands and rid the town of its human waste.

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 Directed by
Bertrand Tavernier
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 Written by
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 Music By
Philippe Sarde
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