After a brief international teaser earlier this month, we’ve finally got the official theatrical trailer for a film that’s taken awhile to hit screens, but we assure you that it’s worth the wait. After premiering at Sundance Film Festival 2012, Antonio Campos‘ Afterschool follow-up Simon Killer is finally hitting screens this spring.
Following an aimless college graduate, played by Brady Corbet (who was also seen in the Campos-produced Martha Marcy May Marlene) in Paris, we called out his “phenomenal performance” in our festival review and said the film is a “a beguiling, vexing follow-up for Campos,” one that continues this group’s “series of dark, gripping character studies.” This new trailer is as thrilling as it is intriguing, showcasing more of the plot. Check it out below, along with the theatrical poster.
The follow-up to Antonio Campos’ critically acclaimed AFTERSCHOOL, SIMON KILLER is an erotic and and psychological portrait of Simon (Brady Corbet, MELANCHOLIA, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE), a well-educated, handsome and seemingly sympathetic college graduate with just a hint of something off-putting enough to ignite a sense of concern. Recently heartbroken, Simon travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, Simon finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has a sexual encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria (Mati Diop, 35 SHOTS OF RUM). The chemistry builds between the two until they find themselves in a serious relationship, one that leads to blackmail, betrayal and the ultimate revelation of Simon’s true nature.
Simon Killer opens on April 5th, 2013.
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Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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