The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family—among them Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi—have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay. Their leisurely rhythm of sunbathing and seaside constitutionals is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing (and serving full-on Keystone Kops). As the macabre mysteries mount and love blossoms between the family’s genderqueer teen and the son of a local fisherman, Binoche and company ratchet the slapstick up to eleven. It’s no wonder director Bruno Dumont (Li’l Quinquin, Camille Claudel 1915) cites Peter Sellers, Monty Python, and Laurel and Hardy as cinematic influences for his delightful foray into winking, absurdist farce.
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||April 21st, 2017 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as Slack Bay|
||June 23rd, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
July 8th, 2016 (Limited) (Russia (CIS))
July 15th, 2016 (Limited), released as Líná zátoka (Czech Republic)
August 26th, 2016 (Wide) (Italy)
December 16th, 2016 (Wide), released as Seklūs vandenys (Lithuania)
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||1910s, France, Missing Person, Incest, Cannibalism, Cross-Dressing, Romance, Tourists In Trouble, LGBT, Born from Incest, Dysfunctional Family|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
||3B Productions, Twenty Twenty Vision, Pallas Film, Arte France Cinema, WDR/Arte, Memento Films Distribution, Memento Films International, Pictanovo, Le Fresnoy, Cofinova 12, Cineimage 10, Soficinema 12, Scope Pictures, Canal Plus, Cine Plus, CNC, La Region des Hauts de France, Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Rachid Bouchareb, The German Federal Film Board, Tax Shelter du Gouvernemant Federal |
April 26th, 2017
There were only two films in the $10,000 club on this week's theater average chart and both of them were biographical documentaries. Interesting coincidence. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City led the way with an average of $15,726 in two theaters. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent just managed to hit the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,134, also in two theaters.
April 21st, 2017
Normally we only talk about films with ten or more reviews on this list, but this week there were just two such films: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki and Slack Bay. Furthermore, only one of those is earning good reviews. There are also a couple of documentaries that are earning great reviews, but overall it is a slow week.
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