Simon Killer

May 03 - May 09, 2013

(Antonio Campos, USA, 2012, Blu-ray, 105 min)

A visual feast for the eyes, Simon Killer finds Funny Games and Martha Marcy May Marlene star Brady Corbet playing a well-educated, handsome and seemingly sympathetic college graduate, with just a hint of something off-putting enough to ignite a sense of concern in the viewer. 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. The film is Campos' much-anticipated follow-up to his unnerving, deliberate Afterschool.

"Antonio Campos' insidious thriller is a study of a particularly pathetic and unsettling character" —The Stranger

"A chilly movie with a quirky visual scheme that underscores disconnection and remoteness." —Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times

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