Following a roaring reception at Fantastic Fest, Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s Let the Corpses Tan! (original title: Laissez Bronzer les Cadavres!) has been picked up for North American release by Kino Lorber, Variety reports.
The co-directors behind 2009’s stunning giallo-inspired arthouse nightmare Amer and follow-up The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears, Cattet and Forzani look to be tackling the Eurocrime genre with their latest, which was adapted from Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jean-Pierre Bastid’s 1971 crime novel. The film stars Elina Löwensohn (Dark Water, A Very Long Engagement), Stéphane Ferrara (Paprika) and Bernie Bonvoisin.
Set during a beautiful Mediterranean summer, the story follows Rhino and his criminal gang, who have just made off with 250 kg of gold and are hiding out in a remote, abandoned hamlet occupied only by an artist in search for inspiration. The hoodlums’ sanctuary however, is compromised by the arrival of two cops and some surprise guests, and the heavenly place once home to wild happenings and orgies soon becomes a gruesome battlefield.
Kino Lorber is looking to release the film theatrically next summer, followed by a launch on SVOD, VOD and physical media in the autumn.
The film’s next stop is at the upcoming London Film Festival on October 8th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)