Coup de torchon

TitleCoup de torchon
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsTavernier, Bertrand
Running Time2h 8min
Date Released11/04/1981
DistributorParafrance Films
Publication LanguageFrench

A pathetic police chief, humiliated by everyone around him, suddenly wants a clean slate in life - and resorts to drastic means to do so. Based off the 1964 novel Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson, Coup de torchon transposes the themes of racism, classism, and sexism to a small town in French West Africa, then a federation of eight French colonial territories consisting of Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin and Niger, in 1938.

Alternate TitleClean Slate
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