Let the Corpses Tan

“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)