Police officers at a station must solve a murder case.
Off-beat is the word that comes to mind after seeing this silly and inventive film reminiscent of filmmaking of a bygone era.
Louis Fugain (Gregoire Ludig) is being interrogated by Commissioner Buron (Benoit Poelvoorde) about the apparent murder of a man found by Fugain, and the case unravels before our eyes in the most darkly comedic ways possible. Fugain appears to be an everyday man being detained well longer than would seem necessary and the complications that arise are shockingly funny. Writer and director Quentin Dupieux takes us into Fugain’s memories to recount the night of the murder which at times feels like a scene out of an Abbott and Costello film. To make it even more complicatedly hilarious, inserted into these memories are the characters from the present as they influence the memory itself until the revelatory ending pulls the rug out from under your feet. “Keep An Eye Out” is an uproariously funny film filled with slapstick humor, inventively quick-paced dialogue, and an off-kilter story with one surprise after another.
Now showing virtually at The Music Box Theatre in Chicago. For tickets, go to: https://musicboxtheatre.com/films/keep-an-eye-out