Comedy fuses with science fiction in this quirky film about the chaos that ensues when an “elk” (in effect, a tall individual who wears a coat, does not speak, and has an elk’s head and antlers) emerges from the forest near a small town. Accepted by a family who interacts with him as if nothing is unusual, they initially shelter their guest from their neighbors. But not for long! Meanwhile a handsome television presenter arrives, seeking his daughter, while an “extra-human life expert” pontificates about alien invasions, and an ominous giant rock circles overhead. In his highly original debut feature, Labroue enlists a remarkable cast (Aurélia Petit, Olivier Broche, François Morel) to enact an absurdist story with hints of Monty Python.


Director
Étienne Labroue
Released
2015
Language
French with English subtitles
Country
France
Running Time
82 minutes