Eureka Entertainment announced yesterday (yep, we're late again) the UK theatrical release of Simon Killer, a deeply disturbing character study of a ‘post-graduation summer’ in Paris, by a handsome sociopath in the making, from director Antonio Campos, the writer and director of the critically acclaimed feature film Afterschool.
Brady Corbet plays Simon, a recent college graduate full of promise and potential, who goes to Paris to begin a trip around Europe after a bad break-up with his long-time girlfriend. Although he’s leaving behind a bad memory, he can’t manage to shake off his feelings of loss. Like many young people living overseas and away from home for the first time, he’s both an adventurer and an outsider in a very strange land. When Simon falls in love with a young, mysterious prostitute (Mati Diop), their fateful journey begins.
Emotionally compelling and visually stunning, Simon Killer is a film of casual brutality and profane sexuality, all cut to a killer soundtrack starring Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Thirteen, Martha Marcy May Marlene) & Mati Diop, (35 Shots of Rum).
The film has also attracted its share of critical plaudits. Our own Timothy E. RAWhad this to say of it: "Rarely has a portrait of a sociopath been so enigmatically engaging and mesmerizingly immersive… Simon Killer is a film of casual brutality and profane sexuality, all cut to a killer soundtrack."
Simon Killer will be released in the UK & Eire in selected cinemas nationwide from 12 April 2013, followed by a DVD & Blu-ray in the UK & Eire on 24 June 2013. We'll have more details of that nearer the release date.