#72: Deerskin

Regie: Quentin Dupieux, Frankrijk, 77 MIN, Frans, 12+

Cast: Adèle Haenel, Jean Dujardin

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Deerskin (French title: Le Daim) is an original black comedy by absurdist Quentin Dupieux, in which a man’s obsession with his deerskin jacket causes him embarks on a bizarre mission. In Dupieux’s seventh feature film, the main roles are played by the charming Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and the always irresistible Adèle Haenel (Portrait of a Lady on Fire).

Georges is obsessed by his newly acquired deer-leather jacket that makes all other jackets in the world superfluous. He also gets a small camcorder from the jacket’s previous owner, causing Georges to start pretending he’s film maker. With the help of bartender Denise, who edits films in her spare time, he embarks on a bizarre mission. Eventually an absurd triangular relationship arises between Georges, Denise and the jacket.

Deerskin opened the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs program in Cannes this year, one of the positive surprises at the festival. Filmmaker Dupieux (1974) produces under the name Mr. Oizo also electronic music. The song Flat Beat with the yellow hand puppet Flat Eric was an international success. Earlier, he made Realité and the cult film hit Rubber, about a car tire that comes to life and kills people with their psychic abilities.

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