Slack Bay (2016)

Unrated   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy

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In the early 20th century, at the Pas de Calais, people mysteriously disappear as Ma Loute, son of the local fishermen family, and Billie, daughter of the snobbish Van Peteghems, fall in love each other.




  • Brandon Lavieville and Raph in Slack Bay (2016)
  • Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in Slack Bay (2016)
  • Juliette Binoche and Jean-Luc Vincent in Slack Bay (2016)
  • Juliette Binoche and Jean-Luc Vincent in Slack Bay (2016)
  • Slack Bay (2016)
  • Slack Bay (2016)

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10 February 2021 | derek-duerden
| Bizarre Film
I've not seen any other films by Bruno Dumont, so I don't know how typical this is, but it's the strangest film I've seen for a while.

Whether one finds it funny or not I guess will be down to personal taste, but mostly I found the quiet humour to be appropriate to the style, with only Binoche's over-the-top performance striking a jarring note. Many of the cast (the fat detective in particular) were clearly having a great time, and the mix of serious issues and disparate characters worked well for me.

The cinematography was also great and, although there were many loose ends and perhaps 20-30 minutes too much in the running time, there was enough plot and a fairly satisfying resolution. Just go with it.

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Release Date:

13 May 2016


French, English

Country of Origin

France, Germany, Belgium

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EUR7,209,690 (estimated)

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