Directed by Quentin Dupieux
France / 77 mins / R21 – Violence and Coarse Language
“Killer style” takes the form of a deerskin jacket to Georges. Newly divorced, he blows his savings on the deal of a lifetime: a 100% deerskin vintage jacket with a free camcorder. The wannabe fashionista soon meets a wannabe filmmaker and under the jacket’s direction, they improvise a film as bizarre as Deerskin itself.
Viewers be warned: this is a weird one. Quentin Dupieux directs a slim cast led by famed actors Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Adèle Haenel (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), who portray their characters with a deadpan gravitas that belies their inner insanity. With Deerskin, Dupieux’s unique strand of contemporary absurdism comes to the forefront.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Quentin Dupieux is a French filmmaker and DJ, better known in the electro house scene as Mr. Oizo. He has written, shot, edited and directed all of his films, including Reality (2014) and Rubber (2010). His seventh feature film, Deerskin, continues the absurdist streak running through his work, and opened the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight this year.
CAST & INFORMATION
Mathieu Verhaeghe, Thomas Verhaeghe
Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel
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