“Smoking makes you cough”, Quentin Dupieux the flop in his mouth – Liberation

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Quentin Dupieux allows himself to hide his huge cast behind masks and skin-tight jumpsuits in a funny but downright empty sketch film.

We won’t deny having laughed like a hunchback. Because you would have to be a monster not to smile, or laugh out loud, in front of the splendid stupidity of the mind which slipped a gold-plated cast into the skin-tight jumpsuits of a pseudo-Bioman team. Before helmeting them to hide all these famous faces. Thus Benzene (Gilles Lellouche), Nicotine (Anaïs Demoustier), Methanol (Vincent Lacoste) and Mercury (Jean-Pascal Zadi) move about in grotesque choreographies in white latex in the name of “Tobacco Force”, the last bastion against invasions demonic turtles, gutted for the good of all. And too bad if the tripaille falls on a kid dumbfounded to meet his favorite heroes.

scout vigil

Behind the summoning of the cheap aesthetic of Japanese super-sentai and of a time when the monstrosities of Roland Topor for Download still had citizenship (Chief Didier, a libidinous puppet rat to which Alain Chabat lends his voice), Smoking makes you cough organizes a film with sketches in the form of a scout vigil. Each splitting his little scary story. Adèle Exarchopoulos finds herself impaled with a parasol, the former hunk at Sattouf Anthony Sonigo ends up in a bucket after getting…

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