Drafthouse Films to Distribute Quentin Dupieux’s Wrong


Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced their acquisition of North American rights to Wrong, the new feature film from electronic musician-turned-director/writer/editor/cinematographer/composer Quentin Dupieux.

Wrong, described as “a willfully surreal comedy,” made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and tells the story of a man’s frantic search for his kidnapped dog and the strange characters he encounters along the way. Dolph Springer (Jack Plotnick of “Reno 911”) wakes up one morning to find that his beloved dog Paul has vanished. In a desperate attempt to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph must embark on a spiritual journey guided by enigmatic pony-tailed guru Master Chang (William Fichtner) to metaphysically reconnect with his pet.

On his quest, Dolph encounters a series of characters whose lives he drastically alters including a promiscuous pizza delivery girl, a jogging-addicted neighbor, an opportunistic French-Mexican gardener, and an eccentric pet detective (Steve Little, “Eastbound & Down”). Dupieux’s absurdly comic world is uncompromisingly unusual, breaking almost every known narrative cinematic convention.

“I love dogs and I am fascinated by the relationship between people and dogs,” says Dupieux. “I get along with dogs better than I do with people! Wrong is an homage to this special love between people and dogs.”

“Wrong’s demented universe is a perfect fit for our brand of artfully unusual films,” says Drafthouse Films founder/CEO Tim League, “and Quentin proves once again that he is one of contemporary cinema’s true fearless visionaries who refuses to play by the rules.”

A limited theatrical and VOD release is planned for 2013.

Fans can also download two tracks for free from the album’s soundtrack (available August 27 from Because Music) co-composed by Mr. Oizo (Dupieux’s musical nom de plume) and Tahiti Boy here: