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The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

L’Etrange Couleur des Larmes de ton Corps

Belgium | 2013 | 102 minutes | Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani

Referencing the Italian horror style giallo, this baroque drama centers on Dan’s return from Brussels—to a barricaded front door and a missing wife.

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From the filmmakers behind Amer comes another wonderfully stylish homage to the giallo film—a wicked cinematic riddle about obsession, desire, and memory. Upon returning home from a business trip, Dan Kristensen finds his wife missing, but what is even stranger is that their apartment door is chained from the inside. His elderly upstairs neighbor invites him over, recounting the disappearance of her own husband—taken by someone, or something—in the walls after he climbed through a hole in their ceiling. Soon, a police detective arrives to investigate, but more enigmas appear with every unusual and beguiling tenant he interviews, and neither he nor Dan draw any closer to a final solution. Shot in a gorgeous art-nouveau building with lush set decoration, The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears is a beautifully ethereal, blood-soaked fever dream in which co-directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani have carefully constructed each scene, both visually and aurally, to attain a pervasive, unsettling atmosphere of eeriness.

Director Biography

Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet are a French husband-and-wife director duo currently living in Brussels. Their filmography includes several short films, and the feature-length ode to Italian giallo, Amer (2009). The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears is their latest film.

Director: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
Principal Cast: Klaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camarda, Sam Louwyck, Anna D’Annunzio
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Year: 2013
Running Time: 102 minutes
Producer: Eve Commenge, François Cognard
Screenplay: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
Cinematographers: Manuel Dacosse
Editors: Bernard Beets
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Amer (2009)
Language: French, Danish, Flemish
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
US Distributor: Strand Releasing
International Sales: BAC Films
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