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Review: Quentin Dupieux's Latest Is More Enjoyably Weird Than 'Wrong'

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 28, 2013 5:56 PM
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Quentin Dupieux directs like David Lynch. On mushrooms. With a head injury. After reading a lot of Haruki Murakami. We promise we mean this in the best way possible, to both Dupieux and those struggling with traumatic brain injury. There are elements of the surrealist auteur's work in the off-kilter comedy "Wrong," from the sometimes dissonant, creepy score to the juxtaposition of the the mundane and the truly odd. But comparisons to the "Lost Highway" director aside, Dupieux is a filmmaker all his own whose mind clearly works in ways that most others' can't or won't. He embraces the weird with such glee and abandon, that it's hard not to shrug your shoulders, smile and join the group hug.

Watch: Quentin Dupieux's 14-Minute Short 'Wrong Cops' Starring Marilyn Manson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2012 1:51 PM
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While for many, the Cannes Film Festival means reading about it from afar, wishing all the buzzworthy films would arrive in theaters near you soon. But there's at least one entry this year that won't be exclusive to those on the Croisette. Edgy filmmaker Quentin Dupieux has ventured to the Directors' Fortnight sidebar with his short film "Wrong Cops," and just as it premiered in theaters there today, it landed online at the same time. How 2012.

Watch: Trailer & New Image For Quentin Dupieux's Short Film 'Wrong Cops' Starring Marilyn Manson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2012 4:18 PM
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While Cannes will be hosting all kinds of celebs this week as they walk down the red carpet, eat at restaurants where the final bill is our rent for the month and shop in the kind of fancy boutiques that we're not even allowed into, at least there will be the presence (cinematically, if not personally) of Quentin Dupieux and Marilyn Manson to shake things up. That's right, the shock rocker is the star of the French filmmaker's latest bonkers exursion "Wrong Cops" and a trailer has arrived. And yes, it's delightfully fucked up.

Marilyn Manson Confirmed As Star Of Quentin Dupieux's Cannes Short Film 'Wrong Cops'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 24, 2012 4:02 PM
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Well, in some alternate Quentin Dupieux universe, full of non-sequiturs and ironic detachment, this completely makes sense. Fresh off news of the Cannes Directors' Fortnight line-up earlier today, which listed Dupieux's short film "Wrong Cops" alongside many other exciting offerings, it seems the director found fit to reveal his star on Twitter.

Michel Gondry's 'The We And The I', Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers' & More Headed To Cannes Directors' Fortnight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2012 7:16 AM
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Yes, there's even more. With the lineup at the Cannes Film Festival already boasting a plethora of top-tier talent and highly anticipated films, the sidebar Directors' Fortnight is not to be outdone, and today they have unveiled their unusually name-brand-heavy lineup.

First Look At 'Rubber' Director Quentin Dupieux's Next Film 'Wrong'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2011 9:33 AM
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He managed to make a film about a killer tire something completely surprising and unexpected, and while all director Quentin Dupieux would tell us about his next film "Wrong" is that it's "about a missing dog...But the movie’s really funny" we're pretty damn curious to see where he takes that idea.

William Fichtner To Make Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Slightly More Awesome

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2011 8:41 AM
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Actor Also In Talks For 'Wrong,' Quentin Dupieux's Follow-Up To 'Rubber'Is there anything William Fichtner can't do? The longtime character actor basically spruces up whatever project he winds up participating in, even if it's playing something as ludicrous as the devil's right hand man in "Drive Angry 3D." Christopher Nolan realized that man brings gravity to any scene he's in, which is why he used him for the few minutes of screen time he had in the opening heist sequence of "The Dark Knight"; he needed someone who could believably stand up to the Joker, if only for a few moments.

Interview: 'Rubber' Helmer Quentin Dupieux Talks Killer Pic, Says 'Inception' Is "Not Cool & Boring"

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 30, 2011 10:44 AM
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Reveals His Next Project 'Wrong' Is About A Missing Dog But He'd Rather Not Try And Pitch ItThere are few films we can think of as singularly weird as "Rubber." The story, following a vindictive, lovelorn tire that goes on a killing rampage in a small Southwestern town, is strange and oddly affecting – a tale of loneliness, where the protagonist just happens to be a rubber wheel. And this is before you start talking about the audience who is "watching" the movie unfold (and getting picked off one by one). Hearing the premise for "Rubber," your first thought is probably, "Who the hell came up with this?" Well, that'd be French filmmaker and musician Quentin Dupieux. He talked to us about the origins of the film, his approach to the score (which he co-composed with Justice's Gaspard Auge), and what's next.

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