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Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani – Let the Corpses Tan #Locarno70

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An unbridled gruesome western in an idyllic setting

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4 min. and 44 sec.

PODCAST | Bénédicte Prot interviews Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, co-directors of the film Let the Corpses Tan.

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The inseparable Belgian duo behind Amer and The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears confirm, often completing each other’s sentences, how closely they always work together, both when they write and when they shoot their genre movies. They explain how they moved from giallo to this unbridled blood-profuse Italian-style Corsica-set western based on a novel from the 70s and featuring cult actor Bernie Bonvoisin, known for his gritty, disturbing humour. And indeed, the fun they had on the set of Let the corpses tan transpires in Cattet and Forzani’s cheerful interaction.

Let the Corpses Tan: the Mediterranean, summer: azure sea, sun beating down… and 250 kilos of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang who’ve found the ideal hideout in a deserted village, cordoned off from its surroundings by an artist suffering creative block. But when two cops turn up unexpectedly, this little paradise, formerly the site of orgies and wild happenings, will turn into a hallucinatory, brutal battlefield.

For the official page of the film on the festival website, click here.


  • Reporter
    Bénédicte Prot
  • Guest
    Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Let the Corpses Tan
  • Festival section
    Piazza Grande
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