Smoking Causes Coughing (French: Fumer fait tousser) is a 2022 French comedy anthology film written, shot, edited, and directed by Quentin Dupieux. It stars an ensemble cast, led by Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Lacoste, Anaïs Demoustier, Jean-Pascal Zadi [fr], and Oulaya Amamra, featuring David Marsais [fr], Adèle Exarchopoulos, Grégoire Ludig [fr], Doria Tillier, Jérôme Niel, Blanche Gardin, Alain Chabat and Benoît Poelvoorde.
The film follows the adventures of a team of five avengers (Lellouche, Lacoste, Demoustier, Zadi, and Amamra) who went on compulsory retreat in order to strengthen cohesion within their group until an enemy named Lézardin (Poelvoorde) interrupt this retreat by deciding to destroy the planet Earth. Several French critics cited Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Choudenshi Bioman, Tales from the Crypt, Power Rangers, and Les Nuls as inspirations for the film.
Smoking Causes Coughing had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2022 in the non-competitive Midnight Screening section. The film was released in France on 30 November 2022 by Gaumont.
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