Heat Wave (Coup de Chaud)

Heat Wave (Coup de Chaud)

Heat Wave (Coup de Chaud)

When a heat wave strikes, a mentally handicapped man's normally tolerable behaviour becomes the bane of the village in this French-Belgian crime thriller.

When a heat wave strikes a small village in the South of France, water grows scarce and the people grow wary. A mentally challenged young man named Joseph's (Karim Leklou) never-ending antics are becoming, in such fraught context, something of an intolerable inconvenience. The mayor tries desperately to calm things down but nothing seems to be going too well...

2015Rating: M, Violence and offensive language102 minsFrance, BelgiumFrench with English subtitles
CrimeWorld Cinema
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Guilty until proven innocent ... that's the wrong way.

The script is inspired by a news item that took place in the native region of director Raphaël Jacoulot. He skilfully relies on this fact to take us into an intrigue whose first images reveals the tragic ending, and sets the tone of the film. The spectator finds himself drawn into a tense story in which the countryside seems more oppressive than you'd...

4.0
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...offers up some low-key psychological thrills but fails to deliver in its final stretch, toeing the line between familiar genre tropes and social miserablism.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

...offers up some low-key psychological thrills but fails to deliver in its final stretch, toeing the line between familiar genre tropes and social miserablism.

Guilty until proven innocent ... that's the wrong way.

The script is inspired by a news item that took place in the native region of director Raphaël Jacoulot. He skilfully relies on this fact to take us into an intrigue whose first images reveals the tragic ending, and sets the tone of the film. The spectator finds himself drawn into a tense story in which the countryside seems more oppressive than you'd...

4.0