Summer 1910 
Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicentre of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide.

There lives a small community of fishermen and other oyster farmers. Among them evolves a curious family, the Brufort, renowned ferrymen of the Slack Bay, lead by the father nick-named "The Eternal", who rules as best as he can on his prankster bunch of sons, especially the impetuous Ma Loute, aged 18.

Towering high above the bay stands the Van Peteghems' mansion. Every summer, this bourgeois family - all degenerate and decadent from inbreeding - stagnates in the villa, not without mingling during their leisure hours of walking, sailing or bathing, with the ordinary local people, Ma Loute and the other Bruforts.

Over the course of five days, as starts a peculiar love story between Ma Loute and the young and mischievous Billie Van Peteghem, confusion and mystification will descend on both families, shaking their convictions, foundations and way of life.



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André Van Peteghem Fabrice LUCHINI

Aude Van Peteghem Juliette BINOCHE

Isabelle Van Peteghem Valeria BRUNI-TEDESCHI


Christian Van Peteghem Jean Luc VINCENT

Ma Loute Brufort Brandon LAVIEVILLE

Billie Van Peteghem Raph

Alfred Machin Didier DESPRÉS

Malfoy Cyril RIGAUX

Nadege Laura DUPRÉ

L’Eternel (Père Brufort) Thierry LAVIEVILLE

Mere Brufort Caroline CARBONNIER

Gaby Van Peteghem Laurena THELLIER

Blanche Van Peteghem Manon ROYERE


Script, Director Bruno Dumont

Producers Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb, Muriel Merlin

DOP Guillaume Deffontaines

Sound Philippe Lecoeur

Editing Bruno Dumont – Basile Belkhiri

Sound Editing Romain Ozanne

Mix Emmanuel Croset

Film Decorator Riton Dupire-Clement

Props Martin Dupont-Domenjoud

Wardrobe Alexandra Charles

Make Up Michele Constantinides - Jana Schulze

Hairstyle Mathieu Gueracague

Line Producer Cedric Ettouati

Casting Clement Morelle / Catherine Charrier

First AD Marie Levent / Aurelia Hollart

Location Manager Julien Bouley

Script Girl Virginie Barbay

Film Set Photographer Roger Arpajou


Production company 3B Productions

Coproducers Arte France Cinema & WDR / Arte

Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion (Allemagne)

& Pallas Film

In association with Memento Films Distribution

Memento Films International


Le Fresnoy

In association with Cofinova 12

Cinemage 10

Soficinema 12

Scope Pictures

With the participation of Canal+ - Cine+ - Arte

Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animee

La Region Hauts de France

en partenariat avec le cnc

MDM – Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung


FFA – German Federal Film Board


Mathilde Incerti Tél·: +33 (0)1 48 05 20 80

French distributor Mémento Films Distribution
9 cité Paradis 75010 Paris - tél·: 01 53 34 90 20

World sale agentr Mémento International
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Format: format Scope 2.35 – son 5.1

Shoot: 1er août 2015

Location: Cote d’Opale – Ambleteuse – Pas de Calais

RCA: 142.204

Release: 13 Mai 2016

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© 3B-Productions - Roger Arpajou