Twisted French Comedy “Deerskin” Gets First U.S. Trailer

French director Quentin Dupieux only makes extremely weird movies, including the killer tire movie Rubber. His latest is his highest-profile release yet, starring Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Adele Haenel, currently setting hearts ablaze in Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Dujardin plays Georges, a filmmaker vacationing in a small town where he's recently acquired a flashy deerskin jacket. His newfound confidence (and potentially an actual psychic connection to an evil piece of clothing) cause him to do riskier and riskier things, including adding real violence to his movies. Dupieux always keeps his movies brief, and this one clocks in at only 77 crazy minutes.

The film earned mostly positive reviews at Cannes and TIFF, and opens in limited release in the U.S. on Friday, March 20.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.