Le daim

One man’s love for his designer jacket escalates to dangerous heights in what might just be the strangest serial killer film ever made.

Dir-Scr Quentin Dupieux
Prod Mathieu Verhaeghe, Thomas Verhaeghe
With Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy
UK Distribution Picturehouse Entertainment
With English subtitles

To say that Georges has a fetish for deerskin would be an understatement. In fact, his dedication to his textile of choice is so unwavering, the recent divorcé blows his entire life savings on the vintage fringe jacket of his dreams. With nothing but his new coat for company, Georges holes up in a remote country inn (using his wedding ring as collateral) where he imagines being the only jacket-wearer in the world. When he meets an aspiring film editor named Denise (Adèle Haenel), Georges masquerades as an independent filmmaker, concocting a bizarre plan to make his outerwear fantasy a reality. Boasting a riotous performance from Jean Dujardin as the pelt-loving evangelist, the ever-unpredictable Quentin Dupieux’s wickedly acerbic, deliciously deranged black comedy is a tailor-made cult classic.

Michael Blyth