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Let the Corpses Tan

(Laissez bronzer les cadavres, Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, 2017)

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“Meticulously executed, obsessively stylized…you almost expect to see Dario Argento or Mario Bava’s name on the credits .”—Screen International

“Cattet and Forzani might have made the quintessential midnight movie.”—Slash Film

Belgian filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Amer, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears) revel in blistering sun, creaking leather, and raining bullets for 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 bloodshed. Based on a classic pulp novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and featuring music by Ennio Morricone, the deliriously stylish Let the Corpses Tan will slamfire your senses like buckshot to the brain. (92 mins., DCP)

Man walking through path lined with crosses

Let the Corpses Tan, image courtesy of Kino Lorber

Hand holding a bar of gold

Let the Corpses Tan, image courtesy of Kino Lorber

Person holding a skull in front of their face

Let the Corpses Tan, image courtesy of Kino Lorber

Side profile of a woman's face

Let the Corpses Tan, image courtesy of Kino Lorber

Headless horse sculpture

Let the Corpses Tan, image courtesy of Kino Lorber

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Let the Corpses Tan