“Weird and amazing. One of the most exciting cinematic experiences I’ve had in quite some time. I couldn’t look away.” – Evan Saathoff, Birth.Movies.Death.
“The technique is impeccable… [A] lavish homage to vintage exploitation genre tropes by Belgian duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety
“A dazzling ride. 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.”
– Vikram Murth, Roger Ebert
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 written by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jean-Pierre Bastid; 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.
Let the Corpses Tan will be released via Kino Lorber in New York (Quad Cinema / Alamo Drafthouse) and Los Angeles (Landmark Nuart) on August 31. National rollout to follow starting September 7.