From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Themroc (1973, France) is a Surreal/Experimental-Comedy film directed by Claude Faraldo.


Main Details

  • Released in February 1973 (Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival)
  • Color
  • Running time: 110 minutes
  • Production Co.: Productions Filmanthrope (a co-production) (as Filmanthrope) | Les Productions FDL (a co-production) (as F.D.L.)
  • Distribution Co.: Cinema International Corporation (CIC) (1973) (France) (theatrical) | Libra Films (1980) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Directed by Claude Faraldo
  • Starring: Michel Piccoli, Béatrice Romand, Marilù Tolo

Plot Summary

  • Made without proper language, just gibberish and grunts, this is an absurdist comedy about a man who rejects every facet of normal bourgeois life and turns his apartment into a virtual cave.


  • One day, Themroc just blew up. He chucked his job, destroyed his flat, made it with his sister, dined on a cop and turned on the whole neighborhood.
  • The urban caveman.
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