Let the Corpses Tan
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Let the Corpses Tan
"Meticulously executed, obsessively stylized. You almost expect to see Dario Argento or Mario Bava’s name on the credits and for Morricone to have composed the music." – Allan Hunter, Screen International
“More times than I could count I had no idea what the hell was happening, and also just didn’t care that I didn’t know. Let the Corpses Tan is that strange and beautiful.” – April Wolfe, Village Voice
“A perverse, blasphemous western that will blow your mind. Completely bonkers. A head-spinning barrage of treachery, nastiness and hallucinatory bedlam.” – Nick Schager, The Daily Beast
"Beautiful, experimental and bold. One of the most exciting cinematic experiences I’ve had in quite some time. I couldn’t look away for fear of missing yet another thing I’d never witnessed before." – Evan Saathoff, Birth.Movies.Death.
"This is a worshipful film, adoring of guns, of gold, of the human body, and of cinema itself. Supplicate yourself before it." – Katie Rife, The A.V. Club
“Deliriously gleeful. A wild heaping of spaghetti-western psychedelia… pieced together in rhythmic crescendos designed to titillate not with sex or violence, but through sheer cinematic inventiveness.” – Derek Smith, Slant Magazine
“Ripe, baroque, and lascivious. Quickens the pulse… as if every image were fired at us from a gun barrel.” – Jonathan Romney, Film Comment
"An exercise in fetishization, of both the human body and the visual medium that captures it. There’s a gleeful, twisted imagination at work here." – Vikram Murth, RogerEbert.com
“Turn[s] gunplay to high art... With these orgasmic shootouts putting the f*ck into clusterf*ck, perverse desires transmute low genre into pure gold.” – Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"A fetishistic, ultra-violent exploitation flick that's all kinds of artistic and exciting. A stunning display of visual seduction and slaughter-first gunplay." – Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"Let the Corpses Tan might be the best 1970s Italian crime thriller never made." – Todd Gilchrist, Wizard World
"Cattet and Forzani might have made the quintessential midnight movie." – Marshall Shaffer, Slash Film
Co-directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani may be French, but they bleed Italian cinema. These two are responsible for the kaleidoscopic horrors in 2013’s 'The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears' and 2009’s 'Amer.' Both films drew heavily from the works of Dario Argento and Mario Bava, combining ...