Let the Corpses Tan

After stealing a truckload of gold bars, a gang of thieves engages in an all-day, all-night firefight with pursuing cops at the ruins of a remote Mediterranean hamlet in this... 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 music 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."

"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."

"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."

"Cattet and Forzani might have made the quintessential midnight movie."

"Let the Corpses Tan might be the best 1970s Italian crime thriller never made."

"A fetishistic, ultra-violent exploitation flick that's all kinds of artistic and exciting. A stunning display of visual seduction and slaughter-first gunplay."

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Venue City Date
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles 1535688000August 31 - September 6, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Brooklyn 1535688000August 31 - September 6, 2018
Quad Cinema New York 1535688000August 31 - September 6, 2018


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