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Certified Fresh with 93% on Rotten Tomatoes!

From the twisted mind of Quentin Dupieux (RUBBER), MANDIBLES is an absurdist romp that follows simple-minded friends Jean-Gab (David Marsais) and Manu (Grégoire Ludig). After stealing a beat-up Mercedes in order to deliver a mysterious briefcase to an unknown recipient, the friends find more than they bargained for when they hear a buzzing, thumping noise coming from the trunk of the car. When they open it, they find a gigantic fly trapped inside. Manu and Jean-Gab decide to forgo their current mission and instead focus on training the fly to carry out robberies for them, in the hope of making a ton of cash. A hilarious mash-up of buddy comedy and road movie, with a sci-fi twist, MANDIBLES is a wild and surreal film about friendship, big dreams, and bigger disasters.

France | Belgium, 2020, 77 minutes, Not Rated, In French with English subtitles, Directed by Quentin Dupieux

  • “Delightfully stupid and unusually sweet."

    – Guy Lodge, VARIETY
  • “Genuinely, rib-shakingly funny.”

  • “’Mandibles’ is short, odd and original, a weird comedy for people who like weird funny things, and it further establishes Dupieux as an ingenious and unique artist.”

    – Randy Myers, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
  • “A rollicking, rambunctious tequila-dream of a movie."

    – Xan Brooks, THE GUARDIAN
  • “’Mandibles’ is sweet, simple, and oh-so-very stupid - a stupidity that's oddly liberating, like making up ridiculous scenarios with a pal over bong hits.”

    – Beatrice Loayza, THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • “Quentin Dupieux's absurdist comedy leanings are on full display, rendering ‘Mandibles’ his most surprisingly exuberant film to date.”

    – Natalia Keogan, PASTE MAGAZINE
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