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Simon Killer (2012)

 -  Drama  -  12 April 2013 (USA)
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A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Simon
Nicolas Ronchi ...
Carlo
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Marianne
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Sophie
Etienne Rotha Moeng ...
Cambodian Man
Yannis Calonnec ...
Street Hustler
Mati Diop ...
Victoria / Noura
Shaina ...
Madame
Oksana ...
Hostess Bar Worker
Anais ...
Hostess Bar Worker
Catie ...
Hostess Bar Worker
Frederic Jolie ...
Customer
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Simon's Mom
Samir Hartouf ...
Gare du Nord Kid
Djibril Othmane ...
Gare du Nord Kid
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Recently heartbroken, Simon travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, Simon finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has a sexual encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria. The chemistry builds between the two until they find themselves in a serious relationship, one that leads to blackmail, betrayal and the ultimate revelation of Simon's true nature. Written by IFC Films

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$5,054 (USA) (5 April 2013)

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$21,303 (USA) (26 April 2013)
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Moi dans tes bras
Written by Paul Taylor, Edith Pijpers & Marc Ferrari
Performed by Paul Taylor & Edith Pijpers
Published by Revision West (BMI) & Red Engine Music (ASCAP)
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"Can I just look at you?"
12 April 2013 | by (Prague, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy. Thankfully, was able to catch this in the Institute of Contemporary Arts here in London. I was expecting to be disappointed because I had such high hopes after AFTERSCHOOL and was ready to agree with my friends that this would be wanky, but they actually really dug it. Even with all the nudity and visually arresting red-and-blue strobe transitions. Maybe I just have more open-minded friends who just trust my taste in movies, but they really took something out of it and we discussed quite a lot on the way back which was mostly about Simon's psyche.

Simon is a fascinating character. Brady Corbet really commits to an incredibly personal and unsettling persona.

Disturbing, confusing, creepy, trippy holiday from hell. Yes, it's about an American who's just broken up and goes to France to hook up with a prostitute but it's done in the most arty, otherworldly style. It's just so primal from the cinematography (lots of behind person camera tracking shots) down to the score of drones and drums getting you right into the head of Simon. GOOD LORD THE SOUNDTRACK! "It Takes A Muscle To Fall In Love", LCD Soundsystem. I think this one has SPRING BREAKERS beat for this year in terms of foreboding score and licensed synth-pop tracks. But just as you're about to get comfortable, the music is abruptly stopped which fits Simon's character.

The way the camera operates in this very voyeuristic, CCTV robot-like manner (just like in AFTERSCHOOL). It'll have the camera focus on a table with a girl laying down the groceries (bananas and bags of cocaine), then to her movements, characters talking, and eventually resulting in a long shot where you're just been immersed into everything rather than just the dialogue.

It just makes for a very claustrophobic experience, and you can't wait to breath for the next day to come.


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