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Let the Corpses Tan (2017)

Laissez bronzer les cadavres (original title)
Unrated | | Thriller | 31 August 2018 (USA)
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A grizzled thug and his gang head to an island retreat with a haul of 250 kilograms of gold bullion to lay low; however, a bohemian writer, his muse, and a pair of gendarmes further complicate things, as allegiances are put to the test.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elina Löwensohn ... Luce
Stéphane Ferrara Stéphane Ferrara ... Rhino
Bernie Bonvoisin Bernie Bonvoisin ... La brute
Michelangelo Marchese Michelangelo Marchese ... L'avocat
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Max Bernier
Marine Sainsily Marine Sainsily ... La nounou
Hervé Sogne Hervé Sogne ... Le policier
Pierre Nisse ... Le jeune
Aline Stevens Aline Stevens ... La femme dorée
Dorylia Calmel Dorylia Calmel ... La femme de Bernier
Marilyn Jess Marilyn Jess ... La policière (as Dominique Troyes)
Bamba Forzani Ndiaye Bamba Forzani Ndiaye ... Le fils
Pierre Guidoni Pierre Guidoni ... Homme route
Jean Franchesquin Jean Franchesquin ... Homme bar
Frédéric Poggi Frédéric Poggi ... Homme bar
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The Mediterranean summer: blue sea, blazing sun....and 250 kg of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang! They had found the perfect hideout: an abandoned and remote hamlet now taken over by a woman artist in search for inspiration. Unfortunately surprise guests and two cops compromise their plan: the heavenly place where wild happenings and orgies used to take place turns into a gruesome battlefield....Relentless and mindblowing.

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let the Corpses Tan See more »

Filming Locations:

Corsica See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,918, 2 September 2018

Gross USA:

$93,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,307
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2.35 : 1
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Luce: Don't you like gunshots before breakfast?
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References ¡Mátalo! (1970) See more »

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Pretentious Psychedelica Detracts From Good Thriller.
1 May 2018 | by PairicSee all my reviews

LET THE CORPSES TAN (LAISSEZ BRONZER LES CADAVRES!): A pretty good shootout thriller which is a bit messed up by philosophical and avant garde pretensions in fantasy sequences (some may be memories) and stilted dialogue. They don't quite negate the negation but might have negated the the film. Fortunately the action shots triumph over the postmodernist pisstakes to acheive a satisfactory synthesis.

An artist and a novelist are living in a series of ruins on a hilltop in the South of France, their lawyer arrives but has made a pact with a gang of Gold Bullion robbers to use the abode as a hideout. Meanwhile the author's wife arrives with her maid and a child (snatched) from a previous realtionship. Actually the robbers meet them by the hitching and give them a lift. Motorcycle cops investigating both the robbery and child abduction come to the ruins.

A many sided battle ensues with shifting allegiances taking place. This is very much a homage to/pastiche of the exploitation euro-Gangster films of the 1970's but is weakened by (imho) unnecessary psychedelic additions. The only effects I really appreciated was the effect of the Gold on the crooks, their faces tanned with avarice as they gazed on the bullion. Reminiscent of scenes from The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre. Some really savage and bloody scenes.

Directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani with the assistance of novelist Jean-Pierre Bastid on the screenplay would have delivered a pretty good thriller if they'd left out or toned down the biarrare elements. 6.5/10


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