Holy crap have I been waiting for this. Let the Corpses Tan landed on my radar last year when it showed up at a bunch of fests and got raves from folks I trust on these matters. It looks like a bonkers slice of ‘70s Italian scumfuckery and I intend that at the highest compliment. Kino Lorber is set to release it in late summer, and this new trailer reaffirms my desire to inject this directly into my brain.
Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, the duo behind The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears, crafted a gorgeous, hyper-stylized take on those trash classic Italian crime sagas. This looks beautiful, and knowing the filmmakers, you know it’s not going to be just another ultraviolent heist flick—though there appears to be no shortage of either blood or bullets. And it features and Ennio Morricone score. I can’t even with this.
Here’s the synopsis for Let the Corpses Tan:
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.
Let the Corpses Tan opens in New York and Los Angeles starting August 31 and will roll out after that. Fingers crossed it lands in Seattle.