Belgian-French filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani made a striking debut in 2009 with Amer, a three-part erotic thriller that blended slasher film elements with the supernatural. Since then, the co-directors produced a short for the horror anthology ABCs of Death, but will soon return to the feature world with their sophomore effort The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears. An international trailer for the film was just released, and while it doesn’t provide much insight to the story, it does showcase the duo’s penchant for beautifully shot depravity.
Set in one of the most gorgeous apartment buildings I’ve ever seen, Strange Color follows Dan (Klaus Tange), a businessman who returns home one day to discover that his wife has vanished. His investigation into her disappearance soon leads to madness as the lines between reality and fiction become blurred. While lacking in specific plot details, the blood-splattered footage aggressively promises a strange and violent journey, one defined by Cattet and Forzani’s devotion to the Italian giallo style. The borrowed retro score, extreme close-ups, and dreamlike imagery suggest a mystery that’s heavily inspired by the genre, but executed with a fresh vision. As a De Palma fan, this seems right up my alley. See the trailer and synopsis below, thanks to MovieBox.
A woman vanishes. Her husband inquires into the strange circumstances of her disappearance. Did she leave him? Is she dead? As he goes along searching, he plunges into a world of nightmare and violence…
The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears will release sometime in 2014.
Do you think Strange Color looks like a creepy thriller?