Li'l Quinquin

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Li'l Quinquin (P'tit Quinquin)

Directed by Bruno Dumont

  • France 2014; 200 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Comedy drama
    • Best Film, FIPRESCI Award - Tromsø IFF
    • Best French Serie, Best Director - Prix de l'Association de Critiques de Séries

  • Cinema version


An improbale, screwball and slapstick police procedural focusing on bizarre crimes on the outskirts of a small Channel Town in the Boulonnais that has fallen prey to evil, and to an band of young scoundrels led by Li'l Quinquin and his beloved Eve.

Director's Statement

Comedy has almost the same firepower as drama: the power to go right to the heart of things, as comedy does in a rather direct way (laughter is the detonation, that of an inner explosion).
Comedy came to me from the dramas that I directed: strangely enough, it was always lurking around during the shooting and the takes... Comedy lurked there simply because it is cut from the same cloth: it was always in the equation during the delicate balancing of a drama, because it was always a possibility and a risk.
In other words, comedy does not have a nature of its own: it exists in the natural suspense of beings and things, like a germination.
Human life is thus a mechanism with a single trigger: tragedy, drama and comedy are simply its variations. LI’L QUINQUIN is a tragicomic film, because it is a dog chasing its tail!








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