Let the Corpses TanHélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
Country: France Belgium
D, G: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
F: Manu Dacosse
E: Bernard Beets
S: Yves Bemelmans, Olivier Thys
P: Eve Commenge, François Cognard
CP: Anonymes Films, Tobina Film
I: Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara, Hervé Sogne, Bernie Bonvoisin, Pierre Nisse
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After the brilliant Amer and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears –extreme experiences already lived in Midnight Screamings–, the Cattet-Forzani duo resorts once more to their rabid cinephilia in order to adapt a violent novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jean-Pierre Bastid in which anything can happen. Let the Corpses Tan tends to appear in the bargain bin, which is not a minor detail, given that it’s a classic noir pulp novel. A group of criminals finds shelter in a village in ruins, among innocent people. The arrival of two policemen unleashes a version of hell beleaguered by bullets, leather and lots of bloodlust. Avoiding the cliché of the simple modern western, the directors give us a true audiovisual explosion in which the main victims are the viewers’ senses. An inebriating combination of western, giallo, 70s’ Eurothriller and experimental film, pure drive and cinephilia.
Born in Belgium in 1976, Hélène and Bruno have worked together since 2000. They directed the short films La Fin de notre amour (2004, 24th Festival) and a segment ofThe ABCs of Death (2012, 27th Festival). Their first feature length film Amer (2009, 24th Festival) was followed by The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears (2013, 28th Festival).