Duke is a crooked and music-mad police officer. Frankly, he’s a really bad cop. He deals recreational drugs and loves to bully the citizens of Los Angeles. Among Duke’s partners in the department are a sexually abusive policeman, an extortionist blonde, a family guy with a dubious past, and a one-eyed extremist who dreams of becoming a techno musician. Their once smoothly running corrupt scheme develops a critical flaw when a guy whom Duke shots by accident and stuffs in the trunk of his car suddenly turns out to be alive . . .
Quentin Dupieux, also known as the musician/DJ Mr. Oizo, directed the movie and wrote an original and parodic soundtrack for it. Absurdly funny and painfully familiar characters are what makes Wrong Cops the brilliant dark comedy that it is. (Also starring Marilyn Manson, as well as Ray Wise and Grace Zabriskie of Twin Peaks fame.)
Film website: www.wrongcops.com
Festivals and Awards:
2014 Cannes International Film Festival: premiere of the short Wrong Cops
2013 Locarno International Film Festival
2013 Sundance Film Festival: premiere of the 45-minute short Wrong Cops