Coup de Tête

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Every underdog has his day, at least in the movies. François (Dewaere) is sacked, abused, banned from his favourite bar and unjustly imprisoned for rape. But an improbable twist of fate turns him into a footballing hero, in a position to take revenge on his old tormentors. In retrospect a collaboration between top farceur Veber and the director to be of intense but mostly humourless spectaculars was bound to be a bit peculiar. Veber lays on the gags and potentially comic situations, which are comprehensively spurned by Annaud who sets about making François so unpleasant that his little vengeances generate minimal entertainment. Interesting forensically though, in the way that a project uniting PG Wodehouse and Joseph Losey might have been.

By: BBa


Release details

88 mins

Cast and crew

Jean-Jacques Annaud
Jean-Jacques Annaud, Francis Veber
Robert Dalban
Jean Bouise
France Dougnac
Corinne Marchand
Dora Doll
Patrick Dewaere
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