Let the Corpses Tan
After stealing a truckload of gold bars, a gang of thieves engages in an all-day firefight with pursuing cops at the ruins of a remote Mediterranean hamlet in this deliriousl... Read more
Let the Corpses Tan
Directed by Hélène Cattet, and Bruno Forzani
Let the Corpses Tan
Belgian filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani trade in the crushed velvet and creeping shadows of their giallo-worshiping first two films (Amer, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears) for blistering sun, creaking leather and raining bullets in this glorious homage to 1970s Italian crime films. After stealing a truckload of gold bars, a gang of thieves absconds to the ruins of a remote village perched on the cliffs of the Mediterranean. Home to a reclusive yet hypersexual artist and her motley crew of family and admirers, it seems like a perfect hideout. But when two cops roll up on motorcycles to investigate, the hamlet erupts into a hallucinatory battlefield as both sides engage in an all-day, all-night firefight rife with double-crosses and dripping with blood. Based on a classic pulp novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and featuring vintage music cues by Ennio Morricone, Let the Corpses Tan is a deliriously stylish, cinematic fever dream that will slamfire your senses like buckshot to the brain.
"Meticulously executed, obsessively stylized. You almost expect to see Dario Argento or Mario Bava’s name on the credits and for Morricone to have composed the music."
“More times than I could count I had no idea what the hell was happening, and also just didn’t care that I didn’t know. Let the Corpses Tan is that strange and beautiful.”
“A perverse, blasphemous western that will blow your mind. Completely bonkers. A head-spinning barrage of treachery, nastiness and hallucinatory bedlam.”
"Beautiful, experimental and bold. One of the most exciting cinematic experiences I’ve had in quite some time. I couldn’t look away for fear of missing yet another thing I’d never witnessed before."
"This is a worshipful film, adoring of guns, of gold, of the human body, and of cinema itself. Supplicate yourself before it."
“Deliriously gleeful. A wild heaping of spaghetti-western psychedelia… pieced together in rhythmic crescendos designed to titillate not with sex or violence, but through sheer cinematic inventiveness.”
“Ripe, baroque, and lascivious. Quickens the pulse… as if every image were fired at us from a gun barrel.”
"An exercise in fetishization, of both the human body and the visual medium that captures it. There’s a gleeful, twisted imagination at work here."
“Turn[s] gunplay to high art... With these orgasmic shootouts putting the f*ck into clusterf*ck, perverse desires transmute low genre into pure gold.”
"A fetishistic, ultra-violent exploitation flick that's all kinds of artistic and exciting. A stunning display of visual seduction and slaughter-first gunplay."
"Let the Corpses Tan might be the best 1970s Italian crime thriller never made."
"Cattet and Forzani might have made the quintessential midnight movie."
|Milwaukee Film Festival||Milwaukee||WI||1539835200October 18 - October 21, 2018|
|Wexner Center for the Arts||Columbus||OH||1539144000October 10 - October 11, 2018|
|TIFF Bell Lightbox||Toronto||ON||1538712000October 5 - October 11, 2018|
|Art Theatre||Champaign||IL||1538107200September 28 - October 4, 2018|
|Music Box Theatre||Chicago||IL||1538107200September 28 - October 4, 2018|
|Parkway Theatre||Baltimore||MD||1538107200September 28 - October 4, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse El Paso||El Paso||TX||1538107200Coming Soon|
|Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra||Katy||TX||1538107200September 28 - October 4, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock||Lubbock||TX||1538107200Coming Soon|
|Cinema Salem||Salem||MA||1537502400September 21 - September 27, 2018|
|Cinemapolis||Ithaca||NY||1537502400September 21, 2018|
|Cinema du Parc||Montreal||QC||1537502400September 21 - September 27, 2018|
|Cinema Le Clap||Quebec City||QC||1537502400September 21 - September 27, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse Park North||San Antonio||TX||1537502400September 21 - September 27, 2018|
|Charlotte Film Society||Charlotte||NC||1537416000September 20, 2018|
|Proctors Theatre||Schenectady||NY||1537243200September 18, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse Littleton||Littleton||CO||1537156800September 17, 2018|
|Plaza Theatre||Atlanta||GA||1536897600September 14 - September 20, 2018|
|Coolidge Corner Theatre||Brookline||MA||1536897600September 14 - September 20, 2018|
|Grand Illusion Cinema||Seattle||WA||1536897600September 14 - September 20, 2018|
|Minor Theatre||Arcata||CA||1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018|
|Laemmle Fine Arts||Los Angeles||CA||1536292800September 7 - September 9, 2018|
|New Parkway Theater||Oakland||CA||1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018|
|Laemmle Playhouse 7||Pasadena||CA||1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse New Mission||San Francisco||CA||1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake||Denver||CO||1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018|
|Urban Institute for Contemporary Art virtual screening room||Grand Rapids||MI||1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse Omaha||Omaha||NE||1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers||Yonkers||NY||1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018|
|Landmark Ritz at the Bourse||Philadelphia||PA||1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse Mueller||Austin||TX||1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018|
|Landmark Nuart Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1535688000August 31 - September 6, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn||Brooklyn||NY||1535688000August 31 - September 13, 2018|
|Quad Cinema||New York||NY||1535688000August 31 - September 13, 2018|
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