A Sense of Humor (2011)

Director
Émile Gaudreault

Main cast
Michel Côté; Benoît Brière; Anne Dorval; Louis-José Houde

Genres
Comedy

Description
A serial killer abducts two stand-up comedians after they mock him as part of their on-stage act. If they teach him how to be funny, he might let them live.


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