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Director: Benoît Delépine, 

Gustave Kervern

Writers: Benoît Delépine, 

Gustave Kervern

Cast: Yolande Moreau, 

Bouli Lanners, Benoît Poelvoorde, 

Albert Dupontel, Mathieu Kassovitz

Duration: 1h 34min

Language: French

Country: France

Cert: 12

Year: 2008

Provocateur filmmakers Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern, the directors of cult classic AALTRA, follow-up with LOUISE-MICHEL, a tribute to the French anarchist of the same name and a wonderfully unpredictable black comedy about two would-be assassins in a highly inventive cocktail involving bizarre characters and shocking sight gags. ​

Following a mass layoff at a clothing factory, ex-con Louise (Yolande Moreau, SÉRAPHINE, MAMMUTH) inspires her dejected colleagues to pool together their redundancy cheques to ‘whack’ their callous former boss.  While ‘security specialist’ Michel (Bouli Lanners) seems like the perfect candidate to carry out the hit, his ineptitude is so great that he attempts to sub-contract the job to a series of inexperienced - and highly inappropriate - assassins.

With memorable cameos from Benoît Poelvoorde (MAN BITES DOG) and Mathieu Kassovitz (AMELIE), LOUISE-MICHEL is one of the year’s most original, comically sinister yet laugh-out-loud hits that has to be seen-to-be-believed. 

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Special Jury Prize for Originality 
Sundance Film Festival 2009
Best Screenplay
San Sebastian Film Festival 2008

“gleefully anarchic, relentlessly subversive and furiously funny” ★★★★ Empire

“outrageous” ★★★★ Total Film
“hilarious” PICK OF THE WEEK 
Guardian Guide
★★★★ Time Out
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