Michel Hazanavicius / FR, GB, JP, 2022 / 110 min.
The opening film at Cannes was both an ode tot he exploitation genre and the art of filmmaking. Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist, OSS117) filmed this grotesque remake of the equally grotesque Japanese no-budget zombie film in which no body part i spared. Only the order: ‘Coupez!’ can end the horror…
The director of the umpteenth no-budget zombie film can’t count on much enthusiasm from the cast and crew. Dictatorial director Rémi (Romain Duris) wants to shoot a remake of the Japanese cult production One Cut of the Dead, but has severe trouble motivating his staff and beats up his lead. When he utters a curse, bloodthirsty actual zombies appear on set …
Prior to the showing of Coupez! we will show the short film Quacksalver (3') by Jorn Leeuwerink from 2015, made for the Utrecht School of the Arts.
FR, GB, JP