LET THE CORPSES TAN: The Bell Chimes And The Bullets Fly In The Official Trailer

Celebrated French film duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani are coming packed with praise for their latest Super 16mm offering, Let The Bodies Tan, since premiering for the festival crowd at Toronto last year. Rave reviews are aplenty for the adaptation of the 1971 novel from Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jean-Pierre Bastid and with a New York and Los Angeles rollout set for August 31 prior to a wider select release, Kino Lorber have since graced netizens and cinephiles with a rousing official trailer that absolutely chills and thrills.
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.
The cast is headlined by Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara and Bernie Bonvoisin for the film's North American push and the trailer below is some of the richest, filmic and well-crafted genre-blending stuff a filmgoer can take a liking to, selling suspense and action with a touch of western flair, haunting set pieces and brutal imagery and drama to boot. The film's poster is a pure plus as well. Take a look below!


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