Please join Arts Across the Curriculum and the Departments of Romance Languages and Film and Media for an evening with acclaimed film director Bertrand Tavernier. Mr. Tavernier will discuss his film Coup de Torchon (1981) with Professor Lynn Higgins, author of Bertrand Tavernier (Manchester University Press, 2011).
Coup de Torchon stars Philippe Noiret and Isabelle Huppert in an inspired, neo-noir adaptation of Jim Thompson’s novel Pop. 1280. Changing the geographical setting from the American South to French West Africa, Coup de Torchon tells the story of an inept police chief and his feisty girlfriend as the chief turns into a heartless killer.