Written by: Quentin Dupieux
Featuring: Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor, Alexis Dziena, William Fichtner
Two years ago, when working as a translator for the communication department of the Fantasia International Film Festival, I received the synopsis for a film titled Rubber, which was having its North American premiere during the fest. Upon reading it, I immediately called my colleague and the following conversation ensued:
Me: I'm translating the Rubber synopsis and I have a few questions for you.
Me: Ok, it says "serial killing tire." I'm not sure I get it; is the killer compared to a "tire"?
Programmer: No, it's a tire that kills.
Me: A car tire? Someone is using a car tire to kill people?
Programmer: No. The tire kills on its own.
Me: It's a live-action movie?
Me: Does the tire speak? Is it a sort of "tire monster"?