Synopsis: Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others: a pizza-delivering nymphomaniac, a jogging-addict neighbor in search of completeness, an opportunistic French-Mexican gardener, and an off-kilter pet detective. In his journey to find Paul, Dolph may lose something even more vital: his mind.
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Director(s): Quentin Dupieux
Production: Drafthouse Films
  7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min


You make us all look

like Little Orphan Annie.

We're gonna do it on the air.

The directors turned us off.

Things like that

happen at this time of night.

We had quite cool temperatures

way off in the northwest...



Come here, boy.

- Hey, Mike.

- Hey, Dolph.

I can't find Paul.

Are you okay? You seem worried.

I told you, I can't find Paul.

I... I woke up and he...

he just wasn't there.

- Wasn't where?

- Home.

Where did he go?

I don't know. That's why I'm worried.

Can you come a little closer?

- What?

- Come closer.

You're... You're too distant.

Can't communicate.


Come here.


He never takes off on his own like this.

It's weird.

Just... I'm afraid something's happened.

Well, I... I don't know,

maybe he got hungry.

Went off looking for food somewhere.

No, he wouldn't do that.

I... I feed him very well at home.

And you didn't see him out this morning

when you were jogging?

Yeah, I don't... I...

I don't jog.

What do you mean?

I know you jog every morning.

No. No, I don't. I...

I'm telling you, I don't jog.

I hate running.

Why are you lying?

I've seen you run a hundred times.

I mean, why don't you just admit it?

Why don't you just stop worrying

about your stupid mutt, okay?

'Cause he'll be back.

Okay? Dogs, they always...

They always return to their masters.

It's proven.

Why don't you go throw on

some normal clothes

and just go off to work

and take your mind off things.

It's a robe.

Yeah, well, it doesn't suit you.

And it's pervy and it's disgusting

and disturbing me.

Can you just reassure me

instead of talking about my robe?

No. No.

I can't right now.

I gotta go. I'm in a rush.

I'm thinking about living elsewhere.

Just picking some place random, far away.

Because this life is way too depressing.

I am never ever coming back here.

And you're only taking two suitcases?

Yeah. I'm gonna stay in touch

with you, buddy.


I'm gonna miss you.

Jesus Organic Pizza.

This is Emma. How may I help you today?

Are you a pizza restaurant?

That is correct. We just opened.

Would you like to place an order?

No, I'm not really hungry yet.

Maybe you prefer to call back later?

Well, I don't... Maybe. I...

I just wanna hear a little more first,

like, for instance...

Who delivers the pizza?

A delivery person, sir.

- In a truck?

- No, in a car.

And how is it presented?

Is it delivered in a bag?

No, in a box, sir.


One of those cardboard pizza boxes

with the logo printed on it?

That's right, one of those boxes.

Okay. Out of curiosity,

what is the logo?

The logo is a rabbit

on a motorcycle, sir.

- The same as on the flyer?

- Exactly.

Why a rabbit?

I think it symbolizes

the speed of the delivery.

But I'm not 100% sure that's the reason.

It's just my interpretation.

I could check with the manager.

Yes, please. That'd be nice.

Okay, please hold.

- Sir?

- Yes.

My manager just confirmed

that the rabbit indeed

does symbolize the speed.

- Was right.

- Okay.

Would you like to place an order now

or would you rather wait until

you're really hungry and call back then?

I... I think that...

Can you hold on a minute,

I'm getting another phone call.

Okay, just don't hang up.

- Yes.

- Hello, Dolph.

It's Victor.

- Victor, how are you?

- I'm fine.

Um, actually if you turn around,

I'm right here.


- Hey.

- Yeah, I know. I saw you come in.

Quick, what do you want?

Well, we have a big prob/em

with the palm tree.

What is it?

I'd rather you come and see for yourself

because of...

I'm not comfortable telling you

over the phone,

it's quite odd.

I'm on the other line.

Can we talk about it later?

Yes, of course, sure.

You're... You're the boss.

- Okay, we'll... we'll get to it later.

- Good.

- B ye.

- B ye-b y.


- Are you still there?

- Of course, sir.

Yeah, come to think of it,

actually something doesn't sit well with me

regarding this logo.

- What is it?

- Well...

I get the whole idea about a rabbit

being fast.

I mean, that makes sense.

But why a motorcycle?

The rabbit's fast enough on its own,

so the motorcycle's overkill.

I mean, don't you think

that's a little weird?

Yeah, it's true.

I haven't thought about it, to be honest.

Now that you've pointed it out,

it strikes me as strange too.

Because now I think of the motorcycle

as being fast, not the rabbit.

I mean, even if he's driving it,

he's no longer the cause of the speed.

Technically, the motorcycle is.

Yes, I agree it's a bit ambiguous.


Um, well, I don't... I'm not gonna

be ordering anything just yet.


I understand, sir.

I mean, the logo was ill-conceived.

It must be unsettling.

No, it's not that.

I'm... I'm just upset today.

My dog is gone

and this takes my mind off it.

You know, I just called you

to give myself a distraction.

This was lovely.

I... I loved this conversation.

I... I hope to speak with you again.

You know where to reach me.

My name is Emma.


And what's your name?

It's Dolph Springer.

Very well, Dolph. Goodbye.

Texture, not the color.

Certainly comes in many colors...

Can't pass through, sir.

Street's closed.

Turn around.

What happened here?

Why do you wanna know?

I'm from the neighborhood.

And I... I drive by here every day.

So I'm curious

why there's a charred car here.

Well, let me go find out.

Okay. I gotta be honest with you.

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