From the twisted mind of Quentin Dupieux (Deerskin, Rubber), Mandibles is an absurdist romp that follows simple-minded friends Jean-Gab (David Marsais) and Manu (Grégoire Ludig). After stealing a beat-up Mercedes in order to deliver a mysterious briefcase to an unknown recipient, the friends find more than they bargained for when they hear a buzzing, thumping noise coming from the trunk of the car. When they open it, they find a gigantic fly trapped inside. Manu and Jean-Gab decide to forgo their current mission and instead focus on training the fly to carry out robberies for them, in the hope of making a ton of cash.
Escalating mishaps—including a torched RV and a case of mistaken identities, with an unforgettable comic turn by Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color, Sybil)—hilariously prove that domesticating a mutant bug is easier said than done. In the hands of the inexhaustibly imaginative Dupieux, a surprisingly tender portrait of friendship emerges along the way.