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Screening exclusively at Alliance Française de Bombay, an award-winning French detective-comedy – ‘Poulets Grillés’ followed by Q&A session with author Sophie Hénaff. The film is an adaptation of a novel of the same title written by Hénaff which was awarded the Best French-language detective novel in 2015.

A Franco-Belgian film directed by Pascal Lahmani, Poulets Grillés follows the story of a fallen star of the Lyon police force, Anne Capestan. After a serious mistake at work, Anne finds herself in charge of the mysterious ‘4th brigade’: a unit to which all the impossible-to-get-rid-of misfits clogging up departments are transferred.


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Date & Time: 11th November 2022, 6.30 pm
Alliance Française de Bombay (Churchgate Centre)


Sophie Hénaff is a French journalist and novelist. She writes in the French Cosmopolitan newspaper and has a humour column La Cosmoliste. She started out in a Lyon-based café-theatre before opening a card and board game bar, and then, finally, entering journalism. Poulets Grillés (The Awkward Squad) published in 2015, was her first novel, about an investigation led by a brigade composed of undesirable elements of the police. It received several awards including the Prix Arsène Lupin and the Prix des Lecteurs-Le Livre de Poche awards. Poulets Grillés was followed by two more books in the series: Stick Together and Art et Décès.