Let The Corpses Tan trailer: A stylish giallo crime thriller from Cattet and Forzani
Belgium filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani first two films Amer and The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears paid homage to classic giallo horror films from the 60s and 70s and have quickly developed a reputation for their sharp, atmospheric style. Let The Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres), sees them remain in giallo territory and move over to the pulpy crime thrillers of the same era. Their style can be an acquired taste but if this sounds like your type of thing, check out the trailer for Let The Corpses Tan above.
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. Ennio Morricone
Cattet and Forzani have adapted Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jean-Pierre Bastid's 1971 French novel of the same name. It also features music from Ennio Morricone, with the cast including Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara and Bernie Bonvoisin.
Let The Corpses Tan hits US theatres at the end of August, no news on a UK release just yet but hopefully that will change by the end of summer.