DEERSKIN (LE DAIM)

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Quentin Dupieux / France / Drama, Action, Comedy, Horror / Subtitles / 77 minutes / 2019 / Colour

Quentin Dupieux / France / Subtitles / 77 minutes / 2019 / Colour

“At 44 years old and recently-divorced, Georges (Jean Dujardin) is in midlife crisis. He abandons everything, buys a long-fringed deerskin jacket, and hits the road. Instantly, there is chemistry between Georges and his jacket, which takes on a life and character of its own. When Georges meets a local bartender Denise (Adèle Haenel) in a small town in the French Alps, he pretends to be a big Hollywood filmmaker and convinces her to help him document his ‘great plan’: to ensure that his jacket is the only jacket left in the world. But when the jacket starts talking to Georges, his film degenerates into craziness and bloodshed… Director Quentin Dupieux creates a unique, free-form horror movie. Weird, slick, stylish and ridiculous, it is all at once gory, scary, tragic and hilarious! Dujardin impeccably portrays Georges as an obsessive loner, blending matter-of-fact dialogue with burst of bloody violence, and stretches our notions of madness, absurdity and masculinity.”  (Marie-Pierre Richard)

“Jean Dujardin is the sort of leading man who likes to mix it up, and in Deerskin he gives an adventurous downbeat performance that tosses vanity – and sanity – right out the window.” Variety

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18th February 2020