Year: 2016

Original Title: Ma Loute

Country: France

Length: 122 minutes

Budget: €7,000,000

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Studios: Scope Pictures, Arte

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: June 16 2017

United States: January 13 2017


Ranking: 2,354 out of 12,899 movies (up 1144)


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8.0 by Movie'n'co

6.5 by 7 media


France, summer of 1910. During their holidays, the high-class family Van Peteghem travel to their luxurious mansion in Slack Bay, a place where the sea and Slack River mix during the high tides. Billie, the rebellious daughter, falls in love with Ma Loute, a member of the Bréfort family, a group of fishermen who also live in the area. When both families discover the relationship between their beloved ones, a great confusion will take over their lives, threatening their lifestyles and all their social conventions. In the middle of this situation, some tourists begin to disappear in strange circumstances in Costa Canal. Dragged by this mystery, inspectors Machin and Malfoy discover that the center of such crimes is in Slack Bay.


Cast Slack Bay


Billie Van Peteghem

Fabrice Luchini

André Van Peteghem

Juliette Binoche

Aude Van Peteghem

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Isabelle Van Peteghem



Trivia Slack Bay

Selected for the 69th Cannes film festival. Bruno Dumont won at the Cannes Film Festival for his soundtrack. The French magazine 'Cahiers du Cinéma' named it the 5th best film of 2016.