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

Year: 2018
Running Time: 92
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: Belgium, France
Language: French with English subtitiles
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Let the Corpses Tan

Cast
Elina Löwensohn
Stéphane Ferrara
Bernie Bonvoisin

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Directed by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani


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.

Reviews

"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."

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Milwaukee Film Festival Milwaukee 1539835200October 18 - October 21, 2018
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1539144000October 10 - October 11, 2018
TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto 1538712000October 5 - October 11, 2018
Art Theatre Champaign 1538107200September 28 - October 4, 2018
Music Box Theatre Chicago 1538107200September 28 - October 4, 2018
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1538107200September 28 - October 4, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse El Paso El Paso 1538107200Coming Soon
Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra Katy 1538107200September 28 - October 4, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock Lubbock 1538107200Coming Soon
Cinema Salem Salem 1537502400September 21 - September 27, 2018
Cinemapolis Ithaca 1537502400September 21, 2018
Cinema du Parc Montreal 1537502400September 21 - September 27, 2018
Cinema Le Clap Quebec City 1537502400September 21 - September 27, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Park North San Antonio 1537502400September 21 - September 27, 2018
Charlotte Film Society Charlotte 1537416000September 20, 2018
Proctors Theatre Schenectady 1537243200September 18, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Littleton Littleton 1537156800September 17, 2018
Plaza Theatre Atlanta 1536897600September 14 - September 20, 2018
Coolidge Corner Theatre Brookline 1536897600September 14 - September 20, 2018
Grand Illusion Cinema Seattle 1536897600September 14 - September 20, 2018
Minor Theatre Arcata 1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018
Laemmle Fine Arts Los Angeles 1536292800September 7 - September 9, 2018
New Parkway Theater Oakland 1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena 1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse New Mission San Francisco 1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake Denver 1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art Grand Rapids 1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Omaha Omaha 1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers Yonkers 1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia 1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Mueller Austin 1536292800September 7 - September 13, 2018
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles 1535688000August 31 - September 6, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Brooklyn 1535688000August 31 - September 13, 2018
Quad Cinema New York 1535688000August 31 - September 13, 2018


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