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Simon Killer -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Antonio Campos (written by)
Antonio Campos (story) ...
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Release Date:
12 April 2013 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"Can I just look at you?" See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Brady Corbet ... Simon
Nicolas Ronchi ... Carlo

Constance Rousseau ... Marianne

Lila Salet ... 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

Alexandra Neil ... Simon's Mom
Samir Hartouf ... Gare du Nord Kid
Djibril Othmane ... Gare du Nord Kid
Sofiane Salehi ... Gare du Nord Kid
Michaël Abiteboul ... Jean
Solo ... René
Pakels Koleda ... Drunk at Cafe
Johan Jacques-Andre Coquin ... Brothel Runner
Marc Gaviard ... Customs Officer

Directed by
Antonio Campos 
 
Writing credits
Antonio Campos (written by)

Antonio Campos (story) &
Brady Corbet (story) &
Mati Diop (story)

Produced by
Sean Durkin .... producer (as T. Sean Durkin)
Marie-Louise Khondji .... associate producer
Florence Lobet .... associate producer
Josh Mond .... producer
Alexander Norton .... associate producer
Matt Palmieri .... producer
Melody C. Roscher .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Bensi  (as Daniel Bensi)
Saunder Jurriaans 
 
Cinematography by
Joe Anderson 
 
Film Editing by
Babak Jalali 
Zachary Stuart-Pontier 
 
Casting by
Nicolas Ronchi 
Susan Shopmaker 
 
Production Design by
Nicolas de Boiscuillé 
 
Production Management
Susan Lazarus .... post-production supervisor
Thomas Paturel .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tomas Deckaj .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Benoît Herlin .... property master
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... re-recording mixer: supervising sound editor
Micah Bloomberg .... sound
Matt Snedecor .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... steadicam operator
Benoît Meignan .... first assistant camera
Etienne Fu-le Saulnier .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Victoria Anderson .... final cut pro technician
Sam Daley .... colorist
J.D. Funari .... trailer editor
Gordon Holmes .... first assistant editor
Richie Roefaro .... final cut pro technician
Kevin Vale .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Josh Kessler .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Julie Mura .... production assistant
Angélique Nya .... production assistant
Koji Rodrigues .... key production assistant
Ian M. Stratford .... financial counsel
 
Thanks
Andrew Renzi .... special thanks
Emily Wiedemann .... thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • IFC Films (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Film1 (2014) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
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Runtime:
101 min
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12 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
"Can I just look at you?", 12 April 2013
Author: saad_sa11 from Prague, Czech Republic

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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