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Aro Recommended Coup de Torchon


aka: Clean Slate
France 1981, 128 minutes
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
In French with English subtitles
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Suspense/Crime, Drama


Aroview: Mordantly humourous suspense set in dusty French Senegal, with Noiret playing a much-abused police chief who begins to have dreams of revenge.

Discovering that his stupefyingly passive outlook is the perfect cover for his crimes, he sets out on a curiously half-hearted journey into crime, amorality and religious delusion. Adapting Jim Thompson's classic pulp novel 'Pop. 1280', this changes the setting, but maintains the unusual air of psychosis.

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  • aspect ratio: 1.66:1

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