Albert Dupontel
SUNDAY, JUNE 20 - 5:00pm

Adieu les Cons

Followed by a Zoom Discussion with le Professeur Kevin Elstob on Monday, June 21 @ 6:30pm. If you purchase a ticket to the film, you will receive the Zoom invitation. Questions about the discussion? Email


Director: Albert Dupontel
Screenplay: Albert Dupontel

Virginie Efira: Suze Trappet
Albert Dupontel: Jean-Baptiste Cuchas aka JB
Nicolas Marié: Serge Blin
Jackie Berroyer: Dr Lint
Philippe Uchan: M. Kurtzman

88 min


Not Rated (all audience)

In French with English subtitles.

International Sales: Gaumont


ESQUIRE IMAX THEATRE: 1211 K Street, Downtown Sacramento

Tickets are sold at the door & online through the Esquire IMAX website. Click HERE to order your single tickets.


This film reaches cinematic perfection.
BIBA - Mélanie Klein

Between burlesque and tragedy, Albert Dupontel's seventh feature film is one of his best, and hits the mark: right in the heart.
Sophie Rosemont - Rolling Stone

[...] it is very surely the best French feature film of 2020. Because It has everything: emotion, laughter, madness, absurdity, the truth, and life that flies away, tears apart certainties and deepens inequalities.
Jérémy Patrelle - GQ

A movie delight.
Gilles Kerdreux - Ouest France

A corrosive comedy full of crazy romanticism.
Nathalie Chifflet - Le Dauphiné Libéré

In this high-energy dark comedy by Albert Dupontel, a seriously ill woman tries to find her long-lost child with the help of a suicidal man and a blind archivist. Bye Bye Morons was the big winner of the 2021 Césars with six awards, including Best Film and Best Director.

When 43-year-old hairdresser Suze Trappet (Virginie Efira, An Impossible Love – SFFF 2019, Sibyl – Virtual Cinema 2020) finds out that she’s terminally ill, she decides to go search for the child she was forced to give up when she was only 15.

Looking for answers at Social Services, Suze stumbles upon JB (director Albert Dupontel, See You Up There – MiniFest 2018, 9-Month Stretch – SFFF 2014) and witnesses his suicide attempt turn into an accidental co-worker shooting. The only one who can vouch for his intentions, Suze blackmails JB into using his IT skills to help her in her quest. Mr. Blin (Nicolas Marié, winner of the 2021 César For Best Supporting Actor), an over-enthusiastic blind archivist, joins them as they set off on a hilarious, poignant, and spectacular journey across the city in search of Suze’s long-lost child.

Like all of Dupontel's films, Bye Bye Morons drags you into its own universe for an unforgettable trip. It flawlessly bounces between comedy, melodrama, satire, tragedy, romance, and mystery. Add a dose of social commentary and you have the best French film of the year that we are proud to present in its U.S. Premiere!