Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Fabrice Luchini star in period, slapstick comedy Ma Loute (Slack Bay), by director Bruno Dumont
The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay.
Their leisurely rhythm of sunbathing and seaside constitutionals is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing. As the macabre mysteries mount and love blossoms between the family’s gender queer teen and the son of a local fisherman, Binoche and company ratchet the slapstick up to eleven.
It’s no wonder director Bruno Dumont cites Peter Sellers, Monty Python, and Laurel and Hardy as cinematic influences for his delightful foray into winking, absurdist farce.
Director: Bruno Dumont
Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi