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Back In Business

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FEATURE FILM 87'
Comedy

COMPLETED

When a mismatched pair of undertakers set off for a last-chance burial, an unexpected twist turns their lives upside down!
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Screenwriters: Joël Egloff & Gérard Pautonnier

Directed by

Gérard Pautonnier

Starring

Jean-Pierre Bacri (Under the Rainbow, Charlie Says, Look at me, It Takes All Kinds)
Arthur Dupont (Team Spirit, Under the Rainbow, Bus Palladium)
Olivier Gourmet (Monsieur Chocolat, Two Days, One Night, Grand Central, The Minister, The Son)
Sam Karmann (Radiostars)
Philippe Duquesne (Babysitting, 9 Month Stretch)
Feodor Atkine

Production

Denis Carot and Marie Masmonteil (The Source, Home, Live & Become) - Elzévir Films

2016 / Original language: French / Color / 2.35 / 5.1 / available in hd & 2k

They say a mortician never goes out of business, but Zweck's funeral home seems to be an exception. Luckily, one good client finally comes along and things take a turn for the better. . When he sends his two clumsy employees to deliver the coffin to its final resting place, they can't find the cemetery, the convoy gets separated and the funeral procession gets stranded in the country in the freezing cold. And as if losing the family of the deceased isn't enough, the corpse disappears too! How will they possibly manage to pull it all together, save face and survive the dead of winter?

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"The atmosphere is a bit like the films of Aki Kaurismäki."
20 MINUTES

"A dark, burlesque comedy driven by Jean-Pierre Bacri at his best"
FEMME ACTUELLE

"Dark humor, great dialogue"
LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR

"This road movie's humor is ferociously reminiscent of the Coen brothers."
STUDIO CINELIVE

"A morbidly surreal comedy"
LE MONDE

"A fabulous road movie in a hearse"
LE BLOG DU CINEMA

"Amazing and ideal casting"
LE PARISIEN

"A 'dark comedy' that makes you think"
FRANCE INFO

"Really loved it"
"Absurd, tender, cruel and mortally funny, Back in Business is a joy to watch and listen to"
"Back in Business is sure to keep you cool and warm your heart"
RTL



SUISSE

"A twisted thriller, between dark humor and absurd gags, heavily influenced by the Coen brothers"
CINEMAN / website

"Back in Business totally plays with dark humor and it works!"
20 MINUTES

"A very very good film"
"You die laughing from beginning to end"
"A sarcastic funerary road movie"
JT de 12h45 / RTS TV