Mandibules

  • 74'
  • France
  • 2020

You are more likely to catch flies with honey than vinegar, but a few cans of cat food go a long way too, discover Manu and Jean-Gab. The two layabouts are heroes in this new film by master absurdist Quentin Dupieux (Reality, Deerskin). They aren’t the brightest, but they wouldn’t hurt a fly. Definitely not the huge Labrador-sized fly they find in the boot of an old car.

Manu stole the rattletrap for another scheme, which they quickly forget about when Jean-Gab has the amazing idea of training the fly. That must be worth its weight in gold. The duo, captivatingly played by Grégoire Ludig and David Marsais, have great chemistry. The film joyously goes off on tangents just like the easily distracted duo: focused chaos.

Available with Dutch subtitles only.

Director
Quentin Dupieux
Country of production
France
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
74'
Medium
DCP
International title
Mandibles
Language
French
Producers
Hugo Sélignac, Vincent Mazel
Production Companies
Chi-Fou-Mi Productions, WTFilms
Sales
Wild Bunch
Screenplay
Quentin Dupieux
Cinematography
Quentin Dupieux
Editor
Quentin Dupieux
Production Design
Joan Le Boru, Joan Le Boru
Music
Metronomy
Cast
David Marsais, Grégoire Ludig, Adèle Exarchopoulos, India Hair, Roméo Elvis, Coralie Russier, Bruno Lochet
Local Distributor
Gusto Entertainment