Slack Bay

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Slack Bay
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Theatrical release poster
Ma Loute
Directed by Bruno Dumont
Produced by Rachid Bouchareb
Jean Bréhat
Muriel Merlin
Written by Bruno Dumont
Starring Fabrice Luchini
Juliette Binoche
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Cinematography Guillaume Deffontaines
Edited by Bruno Dumont
Basile Belkhiri
Distributed by Memento Films distribution (France)
Release date
  • 13 May 2016 (2016-05-13) (Cannes)
  • 13 May 2016 (2016-05-13) (France)
Running time
122 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $7.5 million[1]
Box office $4.7 million[2]

Slack Bay (French: Ma Loute) is a 2016 French comedy film directed by Bruno Dumont. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4] The film is set in a coastal town in north France in 1910.[5][6] The film was shot in several locations in the Pas-de-Calais area.


A well-to-do extended family visits their summer house (the Typhonium) for their annual seaside holidays. They come across a police investigation led by Inspector Machin looking into several disappearances of tourists in the area.


  • Fabrice Luchini as André Van Peteghem
  • Juliette Binoche as Aude Van Peteghem
  • Valeria Bruni Tedeschi as Isabelle Van Peteghem
  • Jean-Luc Vincent as Christian Van Peteghem
  • Didier Desprès as Alfred Machin
  • Brandon Lavieville as Ma Loute Brufort
  • Raph as Billie Van Peteghem
  • Cyril Rigaux as Malfoy
  • Didier Després as Detective Inspector Machin
  • Cyril Rigaux as Detective Malfoy


  1. ^ "Assayas, Dumont, Garcia and Guiraudie: Four aces for the Palme d'Or". Cineuropa.
  2. ^ "Slack Bay (2017) - International Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  3. ^ "2016 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup". IndieWire. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Cannes 2016: Film Festival Unveils Official Selection Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Cannes Film Review: 'Slack Bay'". Variety. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  6. ^ "'Slack Bay' ('Ma Loute'): Cannes Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 May 2016.

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