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Slack Bay (2016)

Ma Loute (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 13 May 2016 (France)
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Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these ... See full summary »

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Bruno Dumont

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Bruno Dumont (dialogue), Bruno Dumont (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... André Van Peteghem
Juliette Binoche ... Aude Van Peteghem
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Isabelle Van Peteghem
Jean-Luc Vincent ... Christian Van Peteghem
Brandon Lavieville Brandon Lavieville ... Ma Loute Brufort
Raph ... Billie Van Peteghem
Didier Després ... Alfred Machin
Cyril Rigaux Cyril Rigaux ... Malfoy
Laura Dupré Laura Dupré ... Nadège
Thierry Lavieville Thierry Lavieville ... L'Eternel Brufort
Caroline Carbonnier Caroline Carbonnier ... La mère Brufort
Manon Royère ... Blanche Van Peteghem
Lauréna Thellier ... Gaby Van Peteghem
Maya Sarac Maya Sarac ... La dame à l'ombrelle jaune
Noah Noulard Noah Noulard ... Cloclo Brufort
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Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide. There lives a small community of fishermen and other oyster farmers. Among them evolves a curious family, the Bréfort, renowned ferrymen of the Slack Bay, lead by the father nick-named "The Eternal", who rules as best as he can on his prankster bunch of sons, especially the impetuous Ma Loute, aged 18. Towering high above the bay stands the Van Peteghems' mansion. Every summer, this bourgeois family - all degenerate and decadent from inbreeding - stagnates in the villa, not without mingling during their leisure hours of walking, sailing or bathing, with the ordinary local people, Ma Loute and the other Bréforts. Over the course of five days, as starts a peculiar love story between Ma Loute... Written by Memento Films

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Language:

French | English

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Slack Bay See more »

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Budget:

EUR7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$112,621

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,928,465
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The French film magazine 'Cahiers du cinéma' named Slack Bay (2016) the 5th best film of 2016. See more »

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BARBERINE: PRELUDE AU 2ème ACTE
Composed by Guillaume Lekeu
Performed by Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège
© Domaine Public
(p) Ricercar / Outhere Music
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Certainly bizzarre but not very creative
1 April 2018 | by imdb-4066See all my reviews

Everything in this movie is bizarre: the story, the acting, even the voice of the actors. In itself, weirdness is not necessarily bad; Tati, Monthy Python or Jeunet have made great weird movies. However, Slack Bay lacks the necessary dose of creativity to make weirdness interesting. Too often it feels like what happens on the screen is odd just for the sake of being bizarre or that the actors are improvising without inspiration.


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