Smoking Causes Coughing

Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 22, 2023

Absurdist bad boy Dupieux (Rubber, Wrong Cops) returns with an outrageous spoof of super-hero action movies starring a who’s-who of French prestige cinema. After a devastating battle against a diabolical turtle, a team of five antismoking avengers known as the Tobacco Force (and resembling the Power Rangers) is sent by their lecherous, talking-rat boss on a mandatory retreat to strengthen their decaying group cohesion. Their sojourn goes wonderfully well until Lézardin, Emperor of Evil, decides to annihilate planet Earth.

“Batsh*t crazy… Dupieux’s signature style of subplots, actor cameos, and hilarity.” – Deadline

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Running Time 80 minutes
  • Distributor Magnolia
  • Director Quentin Dupieux
  • Cast Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Lacoste, Anaïs Demoustier, Jean-Pascal Zadi, Oulaya Amamra
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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