Let the Corpses Tan
Director: Bruno Forzani, Hélène Cattet Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2018 Language: French with English subtitles
Starring: Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin
Belgian filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani trade in the crushed velvet and creeping shadows of their giallo-worshiping first two films (AMER and THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS) for blistering sun, creaking leather and raining bullets in 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 dripping with blood. Based on a classic pulp novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and featuring music by Ennio Morricone, LET THE CORPSES TAN is a deliriously stylish, cinematic fever dream that will slamfire your senses like buckshot to the brain.