Coup de torchon (Clean Slate) (1981)
as Lucien Cordier
as Le Peron, Le Peron's...
as Hughuette Cordier
as Col. Tramichel
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Critic Reviews for Coup de torchon (Clean Slate)
Shifting the locale of Jim Thompson's novel to Colonial Africa, Tavernier has made a compelling, well acted film.
Audience Reviews for Coup de torchon (Clean Slate)
This was not my favorite Jim Thompson book, but Tavernier's vision is brilliant. Truly a film of nihilism, even more awry by the jazzy score and jumpy camera revealing Noiret's diminishing psychological state. The French African colony setting was a perfect for this translation.
A intriguing morality tale with sprinkles of dark humor, sex and violence leaving a film that stays with you. Great direction, script and acting.
A wonderfully shot mix of drama, noir and gallows humor. Arguably Philippe Noiret's best performance.
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