Let the Corpses Tan

Spaghetti Western, ’70s Euro-pulp and delirious psychedelia collide in this stylised genre mashup about a gang of bandits locked in a wild, day-long shootout with cops in a Mediterranean hamlet.

Based on the cult novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jean-Pierre Bastid, Let the Corpses Tan tells the story of Rhino and his wily band of thieves — who make off with a truckload of stolen gold, only to find themselves in an all-out fire-fight among the Mediterranean ruins. A deliriously hypnotic, ultra-violent pastiche of retro Euro crime thrillers, spaghetti westerns and giallo, this mind-blowingly stylized shoot-em-up from Belgian filmmaking team Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani is a beautiful, experimental and bold take on the classic pulp crime tale.

Screenings: Locarno 2017, Fantastic Fest 2017, Toronto International Film Festival 2017, IFFR 2018
Dir. Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani / France/Belgium / Thriller / 2017 / NSW Premiere

"Stylish swagger goes full-tilt boogie in Let the Corpses Tan, the latest delirious exercise in lovingly retro pastiche from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani."

The Hollywood Reporter

“Cattet and Forzani’s Let the Corpses Tan may come to be recognized as one of the best and most original literary adaptations in decades, even as it is an astonishingly cinematic experience.”

Christoph Huber
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Saturday 15th September
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