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Eddy Mitchell in Coup de Torchon

Coup de Torchon

1981 NR

Director Bertrand Tavernier transplants Jim Thompson's pulp novel &NFi;Pop. 1280&NFi_; from the American South to colonial Africa. In a dusty Senegal village, everyone likes to humiliate inept police chief Lucien Cordier (Philippe Noiret), including his two-timing wife (Stephane Audran). Out of the blue, the ostensibly brainless Lucien decides to seek vengeance on all those who've abused him and sets out to wipe the slate clean.