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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 zoom through sparse pastoral vistas, on the hunt for clues. Although they’re 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, Antonin Artaud, and ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ into a deadpan fever dream, wholly singular and undeniably Dumont. Pruvost’s performance as Van Der Weyden feels like a combination of Jack Sparrow, Inspector Clouseau and Charlie Chaplin. This is the complete TV series of four episodes, followed by an interval after Episode 2. “Endearingly ridiculous sense of humour … genuine love for affably weird protagonists.” – Hollywood Reporter. (Subtitles)