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Rubber

Rubber
Director: Quentin Dupieux

France, Horror comedy, 2011, 85 min
In the California desert, a tyre comes to life and embarks on a killing spree as an audience watches the events unfold through binoculars. The tyre kills by vibrating intensely and psycho-kinetically causing people's heads to explode. After it all, the tyre is destroyed, but then reincarnated as a tricycle. This unusual and funny story is told by the sheriff who is investigating the murders and sometimes participating in the narrative action himself. The film by Quentin Dupieux does not have either a clear narrative structure or dramatic stakes; instead its images rely on the revelation of the unconscious, where horror and fun are interrelated.

About the director:

Better known by his music pseudonym of Mr. Oizo, Quentin Dupieux was born in 1974 in France. At the age of twelve, he found a camera and started taking photographs. At age of seventeen, he began to play music to illustrate his images, and bought his first synthesiser. Dupieux is mostly known for his 1999 track “Flat Beat”. He is currently signed to electro record label Ed Banger Records. Dupieux’s first feature film “Steak” was made in France in 2007, which was followed by “Rubber”. His films are distinguished by their humour, surrealistic style and experimental aesthetics.
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Quentin Dupieux

Dir. of Photography: Quentin Dupieux

Music: Mr. Oizo, Gaspard Auge

Cast: Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser, Ethan Cohn, Charley Koontz