Tip Top

Feature Film | FR, LUX, BEL 2013 | 160' | Subtitled English

Two police officers, who could not be any different, have to pull together to solve a tricky case. Buddy cop movies, sticking to this pattern, are a popular genre in Hollywood productions. Serge Bozon’s TIP TOP delivers a French variation on the theme that is as funny as it is effusive. A police informer is found murdered near the city of Lille. Two female officers are assigned to the internal investigation to find out who blew the informant’s cover. Imperious Esther (Isabelle Huppert) and timid Sally (Sandrine Kiberlain) are eyed suspiciously by their colleagues, who soon find out that the two detectives have things to hide as well: Esther likes a good beating from her husband during sex, and Sally is a passionate voyeur. Bozon occupies himself less with the criminal case than with his eccentric characters. His laconic humor is sometimes reminiscent of the films of Aki Kaurismäki, though without their cultural pessimism and tight-lippedness. One of the most original comedies of the year.

Producers
Jesus Gonzalez-Elvira, Philippe Martin, Nicolas Steil, David Thion
Director
Serge Bozon
Script
Bill James, Serge Bozon, Axelle Ropert
Photography
Céline Bozon
Editor
François Quiqueré
Sound Recordist
Héléna Réveillère
Music
Roland Wiltgen
Principal Cast
Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Kiberlain, François Damiens, Karole Rocher, Aymen Saïdi, Saïda Bekkouche
Production Companies
Les Films Pelléas/Iris Productions

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Selected filmography Isabelle Huppert

THE PIANO TEACHER (2001), 8 WOMEN (2002), WHITE MATERIAL (2009) AMOUR (2012), DEAD MAN DOWN (2013)