Incroyable mais vrai

Incredible but True
Alain and Marie are viewing a house in a quiet suburb. The real estate agent warns them that what lies in the cellar will turn their lives upside down. Amazed and excited by what they discover, the couple decides to buy the property. When Alain’s brash boss and his girlfriend come over for dinner, the temptation to share the incredible (but true!) piece of information is strong. Marie, however, is determined to keep it a secret. She becomes obsessed with the cellar and cannot help going down there ...
One of cinema’s most eccentric creators, Quentin Dupieux has a seemingly inexhaustible source of bizarre ideas on which he builds with comic brilliance. He has once again generously given his cast an opportunity to play unforgettably quirky characters and really, what more fun could an actor have? Contributing to a satirical discourse on human obsession with their youthful performances, popular French actors Alain Chabat and Léa Drucker lend their relatable traits to the couple facing an unusual challenge. Anaïs Demoustier’s portrayal of a promiscuous young woman has just the right amount of intelligent lightness. And what can one say about Benoît Magimel’s unhinged performance other than: this is clearly an actor at the peak of his career, who is capable of anything.
by Quentin Dupieux
with Alain Chabat, Léa Drucker, Benoît Magimel, Anaïs Demoustier, Stéphane Pezerat, Marie-Christine Orry, Roxane Arnal, Lena Lapres, Grégoire Bonnet
France / Belgium 2021 French 74’ Colour World premiere


  • Alain Chabat (Alain)
  • Léa Drucker (Marie)
  • Benoît Magimel (Gérard)
  • Anaïs Demoustier (Jeanne)
  • Stéphane Pezerat (Franck Chaise)
  • Marie-Christine Orry (Madame Lanvin)
  • Roxane Arnal (Marie, 19 Years Old)
  • Lena Lapres (Mimi)
  • Grégoire Bonnet (Docteur Urgent)


Written and Directed byQuentin Dupieux
CinematographyQuentin Dupieux
EditingQuentin Dupieux
MusicJon Santo
Sound DesignJulien Perrin
SoundGuillaume Le Braz
Production DesignJoan Le Boru
CostumesIsabelle Pannetier
Make-UpSophie Benaïche
Assistant DirectorFrédéric Gerard
CastingMarine Albert
Production ManagerArnaud Tournaire
ProducersMathieu Verhaeghe, Thomas Verhaeghe
Executive ProducerGwennaëlle Libert
Co-ProducersJacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Père
Co-ProductionVersus Production, Liège
Arte France Cinema, Issy-les-Moulineaux

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Quentin Dupieux

Born in Paris, France in 1974. He discovered filmmaking at the age of 18 and bought his first synthesiser. As Mr Oizo, he released the international hit single “Flat Beat” and several albums. He directed, edited and scored his debut feature film Steak in 2007. It was followed by the absurdist horror film Rubber and the comedy Wrong, which premiered at Sundance. His subsequent films include Reality, which premiered at Venice, and Keep an Eye Out which, after several US productions, was his first film to be shot in France and was followed by further French productions.


2001 Nonfilm; short film 2007 Steak 2010 Where is the Money George?; short film · Rubber 2012 Wrong 2013 Wrong Cops 2014 Wrong Cops; TV series · Réalité (Reality) 2018 Au poste! (Keep an Eye Out) 2019 Le daim (Deerskin) 2021 Mandibules (Mandibles) · Incroyable mais vrai (Incredible but True)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022