6.6/10 (IMDB)

Mandibles

1h 17m Comedy | Fantasy
Mandibles
Mandibles

About

From the twisted mind of Quentin Dupieux (RUBBER), MANDIBLES is an absurdist romp that follows simple-minded friends Jean-Gab (David Marsais) and Manu (Grégoire Ludig). After stealing a beat-up Mercedes in order to deliver a mysterious briefcase to an unknown recipient, the friends find more than they bargained for when they hear a buzzing, thumping noise coming from the trunk of the car. When they open it, they find a gigantic fly trapped inside. Manu and Jean-Gab decide to forgo their current mission and instead focus on training the fly to carry out robberies for them, in the hope of making a ton of cash. A hilarious mash-up of buddy comedy and road movie, with a sci-fi twist, MANDIBLES is a wild and surreal film about friendship, big dreams, and bigger disasters.

Director

Quentin Dupieux

Cast

Grégoire Ludig, David Marsais, Adèle Exarchopoulos, India Hair

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2021

Country

France

Language

French

Show Times


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "Perhaps we’re comedy-starved in today’s cinematic landscape, but Dupieux’s rollicking adventure generates rare laugh-out-loud moments and even a few applause-worthy bits."
    - The Film Stage
  • "The really new news of MANDIBLES however, is, where in the past Dupieux’s surrealism always had a cynical, sinister, even murderous undercurrent, here, he lets himself be cheerful, as though infected by the sweet-natured bromance between his appealing, appalling idiot leads."
    - The Playlist
  • "MANDIBLES is far from derivative, and Dupieux goes beyond the usual “Love you bro!” buddy-film clichés to draw something genuine, even heartwarming, out of the friendship between these two idiots."
    - Screen Daily

Awards

  • Catalonian Int-l Film Festival

Festivals

  • Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam
  • Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival
  • Busan Int'l Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival
  • Sitges Catalonia Film Festival
  • Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
  • Fantasy Filmfest
  • Imagine Film Festival