Let the Corpses Tan

Let the Corpses Tan

Directed by Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani

During a beautiful Mediterranean summer, Rhino and his gang steal a cache of of gold. They believe they've found the perfect hideout: a remote and abandoned hamlet that has been taken over by a woman who is searching for inspiration. Unfortunately, surprise guests and two cops compromise their plan, and the heavenly place where wild happenings and orgies used to take place turns into a gruesome battlefield.

After stealing a truckload of gold bars, a gang of thieves engages in an all-day firefight with pursuing cops at the ruins of a remote Mediterranean hamlet.

Cast: Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin

Member Reviews

I assumed from the description this was going to be some kind of occult movie. It’s not. At all. It’s a euro trash western with amazing visuals. Very entertaining, but I found the final sequence too long and confusing.

red_room
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14 days ago

This was not really a horror film but rather an artsy film. It kind of dragged with the story line and seemed to last forever but I do appreciate the artistic concepts in it.

cheezyhorrorfan
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14 days ago

An incredibly stylish crime thriller with frequent flashes of surreal imagery, this Belgian production is NOT to be missed by any fan of the artsier gialli. In truth, I would give it a 4.8, docking 1/5 of a skull for the slightly confusing and hurried ending, but even the more tangled parts of this flick are so dazzling I can't be too hard on it.

AbramTaylor
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18 days ago

This isn't a horror film but rather a film noir in the ultraviolent style of a Jim Thompson ("The Killer Inside Me," etc.) or the like. If some few critics have mistaken it for a horror film, it's likely due to the surreal and grotesque imagery in it, the raw violence, and the very dark, twisted main characters. But, really, it's a film noir in retro style that seems to be based on a French language crime novel from the early 1970s. The plot's also classic noir: a gold robbery brings in the police, things head south in a hurry and various members of the gang turn on each other while fighting a sole survivor cop whose partner was brutally murdered when they went to investigate the gang's hideout. I liked this, although some of the artsy stuff was a bit much at times (which is why I am docking a skull off my score). But, when it sticks to the basic noir plot, it's great.

J_Hermanubis
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19 days ago

Lots of points for retro style, but the 'climax' dragged on FOREVER.

Nobodaddy
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22 days ago