Trailer
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Let the Corpses Tan

Runtime
1hr 32mins
Directed by
Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani
Featuring
Elina Löwensohn,
Stéphane Ferrara,
Bernie Bonvoisin
Body

Belgian filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani trade in the crushed velvet and creeping shadows of their giallo-worshiping first two films (Amer, 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.

Reviews
Review Text

This is a worshipful film, adoring of guns, of gold, of the human body, and of cinema itself. Supplicate yourself before it.

Review Author
Katie Rife
Review Publication
The A.V. Club
Review Text

More times than I could count I had no idea what the hell was happening, and also just didn’t care that I didn’t know. Let the Corpses Tan is that strange and beautiful.

Review Author
April Wolfe
Review Publication
Village Voice
Review Text

Ripe, baroque, and lascivious. Quickens the pulse… as if every image were fired at us from a gun barrel.

Review Author
Jonathan Romney
Review Publication
Film Comment

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