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Farid an Algerian policeman turned informant for the French police is found murdered in a small French town. Two offbeat, and unethical female investigators, a fercely authoritarian and sadomasochistic Isabelle Huppert paired with an inquisitive,... read more
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Farid an Algerian policeman turned informant for the French police is found murdered in a small French town. Two offbeat, and unethical female investigators, a fercely authoritarian and sadomasochistic Isabelle Huppert paired with an inquisitive, mousy, and voyeuristic Sandrine Kimberlain, are brought in to investigate the possibility of police involvement with the murder. Meanwhile the seemingly degenerate cop with a heart of gold, Mendes, acquires a new, eager, albeit naive Algerian informant, Younes, who quickly gets into trouble. We are later introduced to Farid’s silently suffering wife, an ethnic French woman, and increasingly violent son. Both characters are made to jump through hoops by the French police and Algerian immigrant community culminating in an explosive yet understated climax revealing the full extent of the corruption within the police force and French society. Serge Bozon’s TIP TOP is a sharp and witty absurdist political commentary that will leave audiences with more questions about modern day France than answers, but maybe that’s the point.

Original Release

07/04/2013

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Cast

Isabelle Huppert Esther Lafarge
Sandrine Kiberlain Sally Marinelli
Francois Damiens Robert Mendès
Karole Rocher Virginie Benamar / Virginie
Aymen Saidi Younès
Saïda Bekkouche Rachida Belkacem / Saïda Bekkouche
François Négret Nadal
Allain Naron Bontemps
Samy Naceri Gérald
Elie Lison Rozynski
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Serge Bozon

Writers

Axelle Ropert, Serge Bozon, Odile Barski, James Tucker

Cast

Isabelle Huppert Esther Lafarge
Sandrine Kiberlain Sally Marinelli
Francois Damiens Robert Mendès
Karole Rocher Virginie Benamar / Virginie
Aymen Saidi Younès
Saïda Bekkouche Rachida Belkacem / Saïda Bekkouche
François Négret Nadal
Allain Naron Bontemps
Samy Naceri Gérald
Elie Lison Rozynski
Issam Akel Le voisin à la vaisselle / Le voisin arabe
Youssef Tiberkanine Aurélien
Brahim Waabach Ahmed
Patrick Pais Patrick Pais
Jean-Marc Hermance Jean Marconi
Norbert Rutili Le guide
Mohamed Zahir Le contrôleur général
Jacky Druaux Le contact zozotant
Valerie Bodson La dame au chien
Reda Nassimi Mohammed

Producers

Editors

François Quiqueré

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