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524 Ratings

Coup de torchon

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
France, 1981
Comedy, Drama, Crime


Bertrand Tavernier relocates Jim Thompson’s 1964 Texas-set pulp novel Pop. 1280 to a sunbaked, dirt-caked Senegalese village, where it follows its inept police chief-turned-heartless killer and his scrappy mistress.

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Coup de torchon Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1983 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

César Awards

1982 | 10 nominations including: Best Film

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1986 | Winner: Best Foreign Actor

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