There’s no moral or metaphor to be drawn from these hijinks, though the film’s unexpected humanity is the ace up its sleeve: It’s a testament to the wonderfully synched, spacy performances of Ludig and Marsais that we feel as much for these useless bros, with their dorky secret handshake and genuine care for each other, as one can possibly feel for characters essentially drawn as stick figures with bad hair. Even the fly, perfectly named Dominique, is adorable against all odds: a marvelous feat of puppetry that turns out to have the eager temperament of a family dog, as well as its size. You leave MANDIBLES briefly thinking a trained pet fly mightn’t be a bad idea: Such is the power of Dupieux’s infectious idiocy. (Guy Lodge, Variety)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Mandibules (Mandibles, 2020) - Le daim (Deerskin, 2019) - Au poste! (Keep an Eye Out, 2018) - Réalité (Reality, 2014) - Wrong (2012; CE'13) - Rubber (2010)
Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films · Nachtsicht | Night Sight 2021
Quentin Dupieux
France / Belgium 2020
78 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Quentin Dupieux
Cinematography Quentin Dupieux
Editing Quentin Dupieux
Sound/Sounddesign Guillaume Le Braz, Alexis Place, Gadou Naudin, Niels Barletta, Cyril Holtz
Music Metronomy
With David Marsais, Grégoire Ludig, Adèle Exarchopoulos, India Hair, Roméo Elvis, Coralie Russier
Producer(s) Hugo Sélignac, Vincent Mazel, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Patrick Quinet
Chi-Fou-Mi Productions, Memento Films Production, C8 Films, Artémis Productions, Voo/ Be TV, Shelter Prod.
World Sales
Wild Bunch International
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2020
In cooperation with SLASH.