Magnet Releasing has just dropped the official trailer for Quentin Dupieux’s (Rubber, Mandibles) outrageous comedy Smoking Causes Coughing in anticipation of the film’s impending theatrical and on-demand release next month.
Written, shot, edited and directed by Dupieux, and starring an ensemble cast headed up by Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Lacoste, Anaïs Demoustier, Jean-Pascal Zadi and Oulaya Amamra, SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING follows the misadventures of a team of five superheroes known as the Tobacco Force – Benzene, Nicotine, Methanol, Mercury, and Ammonia. After a devastating battle against a diabolical giant turtle, the Tobacco Force is sent on a mandatory week-long retreat to strengthen their decaying group cohesion. Their sojourn goes wonderfully well until Lézardin, Emperor of Evil, decides to annihilate planet Earth.
The film premiered as part of the midnight section of the Cannes Film Festival on 21 May last year and is now slated to release in theaters and on demand on 31 March, 2023. In the meanwhile, we’ll leave you with a taste of the hilarious havoc audiences have come to expect and love from Dupieux.