Between After Blue – Paradis Sale, Untiringly, Bruno Reidal – Confession of a Murderer and soon OgreFrench genre cinema seems rather to flourish during this year 2022. As in all cinematography, the quality of the films is uneven, but the whole shows a certain freshness and will impose a slice of cinema that is still little highlighted and acclaimed in our French-speaking countries – one year after the exception Titanium, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Witness the way certain local productions go through the hexagonal mill of foreign influences, like Michel Hazanavicius’s upcoming film, Z (as Z). zombie comedy remaking clever and uninhibited Japanese cardboard, Do not cut!the new feature film by the director of the first two HSO 117 begins to reveal itself in two gory first teasers.
In these first images we find some actors from the delirious cast of this new production by Michel Hazanavicius, made up of, among others, Romain Duris Y Berenice Bejo, but also by Grégory Gadebois, Matilda Lutz, Simone Hazanavicius, Finnegan Oldfield, Luàna Bajrami and Jean-Pascal Zadi. A dense cast that mixes comedy actors to regulars of less conventional creations.
A diversity that does not seem to be found in these few images that simply introduce us to some main protagonists through two teasers of little sought after and exciting characters. We find there a screaming Romain Duris… a screaming Bérénice Béjo… and a zombie whose face has been severely redone. Of course, we are only dealing with short teasers, but nothing very mysterious or even funny about these somewhat goofy images.
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As a reminder, Z (as Z) It will tell the story of the shooting of a zombie movie that is interrupted by a real zombie attack. These excerpts at least have their generous spurts of blood on their side, announcing that the feature film will have fun imitating the excesses and bloody outbursts of a true Z series. Add to that grainy analog photography that seems to be interested in textures, despite a color palette that seems as flowery as Bérénice Béjo’s language in the excerpt.
Let’s remember that Michel Hazanavicius has always worked on the rereading and pastiche of specific cinematographic codes, such as those of the spy movies of the 50s and 60s in the US, or those typical of the filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard’s style in the fearsome. To have commentary Z (as Z) It will be the continuity of all thatand if the scenario of the man will take at face value the device of Shin’ichiro Ueda and Ryoichi Wada in the original 2017 feature film.
To find out, you’ll need wait patiently next June 15release date of Z (as Z) in French cinemas.