Moussin is a small derelict town in the industrial east of France where eight out of ten people are unemployed. Whilst the town appears to be in a state of irreversible decline with virtually every house up for sale, the mood of the local population is upbeat, thanks to generous allowances handed out by the town’s mayor. All is well until a prominent figure of the community, the pharmacist Delphine Martinet, dies in suspicious circumstances at a fête, shortly after hinting that she has secrets to reveal. Martinet’s death intrigues an outsider, Orphée, who, not content with the official version of events, is prompted to carry out his own investigation. In doing so he uncovers a dark and terrible secret. But as the bodies pile up around him, will he ever live to tell the tale…? —Filmsdefrance.com
Jean-Pierre Mocky (born July 6, 1933 in Nice) is the pseudonym of Jean-Paul Adam Mokiejewski, a French film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He appeared as an actor in the 1955 film Gli Sbandati and in many other movies, including some of those he also directed (Solo, L’albatros, L’Ombre d’une chance, Un Linceul n’a pas de poches…) His 1987 film Le Miraculé was entered into the 37th Berlin International Film Festival. —Wikipedia
A mysterious atmosphere, a dozen first-rate French actors of the 90's, hilarious thoughts about unemployment in the industrial northern part of France, disturbing descriptions of the secret activities of the giant pharmaceutical corporations. A highly recommended film of this director (still in activity !) only a few movie lovers appreciate.