Laissez bronzer les cadavres

  • 90'
  • Belgium
  • 2017

French-Belgian duo Cattet-Forzani (Amer, L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps) do it again with this in-your-face genre mix: violent crime, a hint of eroticism and a dash of Western.

A spooky ruin on the Mediterranean harbours an explosive group. Society-hating artist Madame Luca lives with washed-up writer Max, and looks on as Rhino's gang arrive. A suitcase full of gold, two leather-clad motorcycle cops and other uninvited guests lead to a merciless confrontation.

All depicted in a heightened visual style used as standard, e.g. in scenes consisting of a fusillade of extreme close-ups. Paradise becomes a battlefield where betrayal clashes with erotica and visions of naked bodies painted in gold merge with the sound of gunfire and creaking leather.

Directors
Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
Countries of production
Belgium, France
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
International title
Let the Corpses Tan
Language
French
Producers
Eve Commenge / Anonymes Films, François Cognard / Tobina Films
Production Companies
Anonymes Films, Tobina Films
Sales
BAC Films
Screenplay
Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
Cinematography
Manu Dacosse
Editor
Bernard Beets
Production Design
Alina Santos
Sound Design
Yves Bemelmans, Dan Bruylandt, Olivier Thys, Benoît Biral
Cast
Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin, Michelangelo Marchese, Marc Barbé, Marine Sainsily, Hervé Sogne