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255 Ratings

Let the Corpses Tan

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Belgium, France, 2017


The Mediterranean, summer: azure sea, sun beating down… and 250 kilos of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang. But when two cops turn up unexpectedly, this little paradise, formerly the site of orgies and wild happenings, will turn into a hallucinatory, brutal battlefield.

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Let the Corpses Tan Directed by Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
While adapting Jean-Patrick Manchette novels for the screen is as inevitable as it is desirable, this one seems to exist only as a music video for Ennio Morricone’s score. As a music video, it’s a shocker but too long. As a feature film, it’s pointless and repetitive, especially the squeaking-leather-pants sound effect that recurs over and over again.
December 17, 2018
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Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s Let the Corpses Tan is a film about sensations, derived more so from the mechanics of filmmaking than from storytelling.
August 31, 2018
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The resulting movie is clearly meant to evoke the kind of Italian popular film called giallo (often thrillers or horror films in an extreme key), except that these directors are so in love with their own image-making that there’s no room for the viewer.
August 30, 2018
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