Mandibles

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Synopsis

When simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, they decide to train it in the hope of making a ton of cash.

Cast

  • Grégoire Ludig
  • David Marsais
  • Adèle Exarchopoulos
  • India Hair
  • Roméo Elvis
  • Coralie Russier
  • Bruno Lochet
  • Gaspard Augé

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Metacritic

80
Jul 23, 2021

For Dupieux, there seems to be no moral here at all, other than perhaps that life is a trajectory of mishaps and easiest for people who don’t linger over the fallout of their actions. This isn’t necessarily surprising for a filmmaker who once wrote and directed a movie about a sentient tire that commits serial murder.

Metacritic review by Dave White
Dave White
TheWrap
84
Jul 22, 2021

Though Dupieux’s films have never shied away from violence and destruction, Mandibles preserves the filmmaker’s penchant for perplexity while asserting that life is a glorious thing—even in its distasteful weirdness.

Natalia Keogan
Paste Magazine
80
Sep 15, 2020

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.

Lee Marshall
Screen Daily