Coincoin et les Z’inhumains
Bruno Dumont’s sequel to 2014’s ‘Li’l Quinquin’, which signified his bold break from social realism into madcap experimentalism, revisits its ragtag characters in a new absurdist epic that reckons with xenophobia in northern France.
As gobs of ectoplasm fall from the sky without warning, the now-teenaged CoinCoin (Alane Delhaye) must again evade the spluttering police captain Van der Weyden (Bernard Pruvost) and his deputy Carpentier (Philippe Jore) as they hunt for clues. Utterly ill-equipped to connect these splats to the sudden materialization of identical twins around town, their moments of prophetic lucidity are as surprising as they are revealing. Channels Jacques Tati and ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ into a deadpan fever dream. This is the complete TV series of four episodes, followed by an interval after Episode 2. (Subtitles)
France/Germany 2018 Bruno Dumont 208m +interval