The first several moments of Quentin Dupieux’s newest feature, Smoking Causes Coughing, feature a quintet of superheroes (Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier, Vincent Lacoste, Jean-Pascal Zadi, and Oulaya Amamra) battling a ferocious turtle monster before blowing it to bits, and obliging a traveling family’s request for a photo op for their son. The ceremonial confab ends with one of the team members revealing the secret to their powers, contextualizing with a PSA to the young boy about the importance of growing up with healthy lungs unlike his “idiot” father, seen smoking in the backdrop.
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Standout film favorite Quentin Dupieux has been on our festival radar for sometime now and his latest is finally in toe with zany sci-fi adventure, Smoking Causes Coughing. That means sassy puppet characters, retro heroics, exploding monsters, innuendo and much more now offered in the delightful new trailer ahead of the film’s theatrical and digital release on March 31 from Magnet Releasing.