Coincoin and the Extra-Humans
Coincoin et les Z’inhumains
Panorama | Spotlight on France
Four years after the events of the comic police-procedural Li’l Quinquin, the eponymous teenage protagonist (still played by Alane Delhaye) now goes by Coincoin. While attending the meetings of the nationalist group Le Bloc with his best friend Fatso (Julien Bodart), he starts to fall for Jenny (Alexia Depret), the daughter of the group’s regional leader. But when mysterious black extraterrestrial gunk suddenly falls from the sky onto the Opal Coast, the film’s central mystery ensues. Just how did it get there? And why?
Across four lively 52-minute episodes (presented consecutively at each screening), Bruno Dumont expands on his previous miniseries as only he can: by mixing the wry, singularly deadpan humour of Li’l Quinquin with the sci-fi craziness of something like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Sharp verbal comedy and deranged slapstick, pointed gender politics and sly political commentary—Dumont’s film has it all. In no danger of repeating himself, the iconoclastic French director has crafted a cinematic spectacle that will surely leave you wanting more.