There’s the world of movies, then there’s the world of movies as seen through the eyes of Quentin Dupieux. His films have concerned killer tires (“Rubber“), missing dogs (“Wrong“), and bad cops (“Wrong Cops“), and as you might’ve guessed, they’re far from grounded. Odd, unique, and distinctly his own, you either let Dupieux take you by the hand, or get left far behind. And that goes for his latest “Reality,” which is coming off the 2014 festival circuit and into cinemas in France, and the first international trailer has arrived.
Featuring an unlikely cast that includes notable French thesp Alain Chabat, American comedy weirdo Eric Wareheim, and Napolean Dynamite himself Jon Heder, the story follows a cameraman who is given the chance to direct his first horror movie, thanks to the kindness of a wealthy producer. The catch? He has 48 hours to find the perfect scream. Welcome to the world of Quentin Dupieux.
Check out the trailer below which is mostly in French, with some English, and lots of great imagery. “Reality” opens in France on February 18th. IFC Midnight has the U.S. rights, but no date has been set.