Director: Benoît Delépine,
Writers: Benoît Delépine,
Cast: Yolande Moreau,
Bouli Lanners, Benoît Poelvoorde,
Duration: 1h 34min
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.