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Deerskin (2019)

Le daim (original title)
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A man's obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime.


Quentin Dupieux


Quentin Dupieux
4,748 ( 291)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... Georges
Adèle Haenel ... Denise
Albert Delpy ... Monsieur B.
Coralie Russier ... La voisine
Laurent Nicolas Laurent Nicolas ... Réceptionniste
Marie Bunel ... Salope du bar
Pierre Gommé Pierre Gommé ... L'enfant
Caroline Piette ... Banquière
Stéphane Jobert Stéphane Jobert ... Tôlier
Géraldine Schitter Géraldine Schitter ... Vendeuse de chaussures
Panayotis Pascot Panayotis Pascot ... Johnny
Youssef Hajdi ... Olaf
Simon Thomas Simon Thomas ... Xavier
Tom Hudson Tom Hudson ... Yann
Maryne Cayon Maryne Cayon ... Zita


Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (THE ARTIST) is a recent divorcee in the midst of a mid-life identity crisis. In search of a new life and look, he ditches his past in a roadside petrol station and encounters a vintage, fringed deerskin jacket with influential supernatural powers. He relocates to a quiet French alpine village where he is mistaken for an independent filmmaker by an adventurous, enterprising bartender in a sleepy saloon (Adèle Haenel, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE) who happens to be an aspiring editor with natural production instincts. The two forge a tenuous allegiance and team up to collaborate on a film inspired by the visionary deerskin jacket. Written by Mae Moreno

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Comedy | Horror


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Selected for Directors Fortnight Cannes Film Festival 2019 (open film) See more »

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Quentin Dupieux thanks all the fallow deer of the world. See more »


References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


Et si tu n'existais pas
(Toto Cutugno (as Salvatore Cutugno) / Pasquale Losito / Vito Pallavicini)
French adaptation by Claude Lemesle and Pierre Delanoë
Performed by Joe Dassin
(c) Copyright 1976 Music Union srl & Edizioni Musicali Curci srl
(c) 1975 Sony BMG Music Entertainment France
With the kind permission of Curci France
With the permission of Sony Music Entertainment France
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absurd, but never boring
25 March 2020 | by mjfhhhSee all my reviews

George has reached a crossroad. Quitting his family life he is searching for a higher calling. This comes to him as soon as he obtains a Deer skin jacket. Everything seems clearer now. Especially when his jacket starts talking to him. Sharing its ultimate dream of being the only jacket in the world.

DEERSKIN steps into the rather tricky territory of a middle age crisis and treats it like no other movies have done before. Jean Dujardin is perfect as a slightly unhinged man whose search for purpose in life goes to the extreme. His partner in crime Denise (Adele Haenel) is seemingly clueless and adoring but has her own secrets in store. Their tandem is not unlike the one of Bonnie and Clyde. They ooze chemistry and a sense of approaching doom.

The film's genre is hard to define. It's too black to be a comedy. Too cheerful to be a horror movie and too grotesque to be a serious drama.

The Director Quentin Dupieux, famous for his thriller RUBBER about a murderous car tire, has another weird story to tell, this time it's more intense and adequate than I care to admit. But he knows how to be precise and concise, and with less than a 90 min run time the film never overstays its welcome. With its dialogue straight from Twin Peaks and the dream logic of David Cronenberg, DEERSKIN is never boring. It will surprise and frustrate in equal measure, but will linger in your mind for a long time.

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1 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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