1981-1990Bertrand TavernierComedyDramaFrance

Bertrand Tavernier – Coup de torchon AKA Clean Slate [+Extras] (1981)

1938, in a French African colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful). He is a washout, everyone (including his wife Huguette) humiliates him. He never arrests anyone and looks at elsewhere when a dirty trick occurs. But one day, he turns into a Machiavellian exterminating angel.

Quad Cinema writes:
Jim Thompson’s comic pulp novel Pop. 1280 is transposed from the sleepy South to listless Bourkassa, a French colony in tropical West Africa in 1938, as imagined by famed production designer Alexandre Trauner. Bertrand Tavernier preserves Thompson’s caustic observations on race and delights in his narrative in which henpecked “sheriff” Philippe Noiret becomes as lethal as his abominable citizens.

– Alternate Ending
– Interview with writer/director Bertrand Tavernier
– Theatrical Trailer

3.52GB | 2h 08m | 960×576 | mkv


Subtitles:English, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish


  1. Love those upgrades — Always !
    More complete versions. Extras.
    Higher resolution, or EN subs, or better subs. Whatever may turn up.
    Thanks !

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