Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, the co-directors behind 2009’s stunning giallo-inspired arthouse nightmare Amer and follow-up The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears are back, and taking on the Eurocrime genre with Laissez Bronzer les Cadavres!, or, Let the Corpses Tan! As we await news of a release, BAC Films, Anonymes Films and Tobina Film have given us this new trailer, which promises plenty of bloody shootouts and sun-bleached Mediterranean locales.
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.
An adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jean-Pierre Bastid’s 1971 crime novel, Let the Corpses Tan! stars Elina Löwensohn (Dark Water, A Very Long Engagement), Stéphane Ferrara (Paprika) and Bernie Bonvoisin.
Let the Corpses Tan! had its world premiere at Switzerland’s Locarno Film Festival last month, and hits the London Film Festival on October 8th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)