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Coup de Torchon


Based on pulp master [[Performer~P175901~Jim Thompson~jimthompson]]'s Pop. 1280, [[Performer~P113717~Bertrand Tavernier~bertrandtavernier]]'s Coup de Torchon is a sardonic thriller that remains true to its source's spirit, even as it transposes the action from the American South to colonial West Africa. Lucien ([[Performer~P52872~Philippe Noiret~philippenoiret]]) is the bumbling police chief of Bourkasa, a dusty outpost in rural Senegal. Badgered by local thugs, Lucien initially comes across as a...more