When Suze Trappet learns at age 43 that she is seriously ill, she decides to go in search of the child she was forced to abandon when she was 15. Her administrative quest will bring her face to face with JB, a 50-year-old man in full burn-out, and Mr. Blin, a blind archivist of impressive enthusiasm. Together, the three of them embark on a quest as spectacular as it is improbable.
It’s the great return of director Albert Dupontel who, after his historical work SEE YOU UP THERE (CINEMANIA’s 2017 closing film) renews his ties with extravagant and burlesque comedy. The unclassifiable author of BERNIE, LOCKED OUT, THE VILLAIN and 9 MONTH STRETCH, takes to the screen in the leading role of an antisocial civil servant specializing in cyber security, along with actors Virginie Éfira, Bouli Lanners and Nicolas Marié. Dupontel blithely critiques the wrongs of modern-day society which dehumanizes, and sidelines the wounded and the marginalized of a world become too cynical for them. BYE BYE MORONS takes its inspiration directly from Terry Gilliam (BRAZIL), while gaining visual prowess and large screen effects: humanist, enjoyable and really fun.