Fumer fait tousser (Smoking Causes Coughing) - English subtitled

Hilarious superhero parody from cult favourite Quentin Dupieux (Deerskin) about a dominant puppet rat and the Tobacco Force, a gang of violent, unhinged superheroes.

Time & Tickets

Quentin Dupieux is the king of low-budget nonsense. Who else but Dupieux would manage to name the members of a team of superheroes after the ingredients of cigarettes: Benzene, Methanol, Nicotine, Mercure, Ammoniaque. To instil team spirit, their chief – a rat with a robust libido – has sent the superheroes on a retreat in the forest. There they tell each other scary campfire stories until it’s time to go save the world, after which we are treated to a succession of cheap stunts in kitschy retro costumes.

Dupieux is never shy of a silly joke. FUMER FAIT TOUSSER – like his previous films (RUBBER, MANDIBULES, DEERSKIN) – is a completely idiotic and ridiculous film, this time with numerous nods to children’s series from the 1980s and 1990s.

Quentin Dupieux, France, 2022, 77 min. French spoken, English subtitles. With Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Lacoste, Anaïs Demoustier, Jean-Pascal Zadi, Oulaya Amamra..