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Magnolia Buys Quentin Dupieux’s Cannes Film ‘Smoking Causes Coughing’ From Gaumont (Exclusive)

Magnolia Buys Quentin Dupieux’s Cannes Film ‘Smoking Causes Coughing’ From Gaumont (Exclusive)

Magnolia has acquired North American rights to Quentin Dupieux’s wild comedy “Smoking Causes Coughing” rolling off its world premiere at Cannes festival’s Midnight section. Gaumont co-produced the film and is representing it in international markets.

The deal reteams Dupieux with Magnolia which previously released two of the French director’s most successful films “Mandibles” and “Rubber.”

As other films by Dupieux, “Smoking Causes Coughing” features an ensemble cast of highly popular French stars, including Gilles Lellouche (“The Stronghold”), Anais Demoustier (“Alice and the Mayor”), Vincent Lacoste (“Victoria”), Jean-Pascal Zadi (“Simply Black”) and Oulaya Amamra (“Divines”).

The film follows the misadventures of a team of five superheroes known as the Tobacco Force – Benzene, Nicotine, Methanol, Mercury and Ammonia. After a devastating battle against a diabolical giant turtle, the Tobacco Force is sent on a mandatory week-long retreat to strengthen their decaying group cohesion. Eventually their mission goes south when Lézardin,

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