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Let the Corpses Tan (2017)

Laissez bronzer les cadavres (original title)
Unrated | | Thriller | 31 August 2018 (USA)
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A grizzled thug and his gang head to an island retreat with a haul of 250 kilograms of gold bullion to lay low; however, a bohemian writer, his muse, and a pair of gendarmes further complicate things, as allegiances are put to the test.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elina Löwensohn ... Luce
Stéphane Ferrara Stéphane Ferrara ... Rhino
Bernie Bonvoisin Bernie Bonvoisin ... La brute
Michelangelo Marchese Michelangelo Marchese ... L'avocat
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Max Bernier
Marine Sainsily Marine Sainsily ... La nounou
Hervé Sogne Hervé Sogne ... Le policier
Pierre Nisse ... Le jeune
Aline Stevens Aline Stevens ... La femme dorée
Dorylia Calmel Dorylia Calmel ... La femme de Bernier
Marilyn Jess Marilyn Jess ... La policière (as Dominique Troyes)
Bamba Forzani Ndiaye Bamba Forzani Ndiaye ... Le fils
Pierre Guidoni Pierre Guidoni ... Homme route
Jean Franchesquin Jean Franchesquin ... Homme bar
Frédéric Poggi Frédéric Poggi ... Homme bar
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Storyline

The Mediterranean summer: blue sea, blazing sun....and 250 kg of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang! They had found the perfect hideout: an abandoned and remote hamlet now taken over by a woman artist in search for inspiration. Unfortunately surprise guests and two cops compromise their plan: the heavenly place where wild happenings and orgies used to take place turns into a gruesome battlefield....Relentless and mindblowing.

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let the Corpses Tan See more »

Filming Locations:

Corsica See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,918, 2 September 2018

Gross USA:

$93,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,307
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Luce: Don't you like gunshots before breakfast?
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Connections

References Zombie Holocaust (1980) See more »

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Canto Della Campana Stonata
(from "Chi l'ha Vista Morire?")
Written by Ennio Morricone
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Good old fashioned artistic sex and violence
23 September 2018 | by thogstackerSee all my reviews

I am a fan of author Jean-Patrick Manchette who co wrote the original story this movie is based upon back in the 70s. I love his European flavored pulp novels with their exaggerated violence and consciously sensasional plots. This movies holds up well to that motif.

There's going to be a lot of people who won't like Corpses/Cadavers. Two viewers got up and walked out during the screening I attended. I pretty much loved it.

The other reviews are accurate. It is reminiscent of an Italian spaghetti western except with modern day gangsters. The violence is sudden and brutal with metaphorical elements that tie the cinematography back to its art house foundation. Splattered blood becomes drops of liquid gold, as does well aimed streams of urine. Sexually charged scenes move back and forth in time to provide the viewer with a well intended sense of bewilderment.

All of these techniques are an effort to capture the nuiance of Manchette's prose. Although I have not read the story this movie is based upon, I recognize the characters and settings in Manchette's other works.

With that in mind, this movie actually exceeded my expectations.


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