It was the fart heard around Sundance earlier this year, and now it’s coming to a theater near you this weekend as A24 opens the wild and exhilarating indie movie “Swiss Army Man” in theaters nationwide. The film stars Paul Dano as a suicidal man who discovers a corpse lying on the beach. The corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe, isn’t fully dead just yet, and the two become an unexpected team as Dano’s character uses Radcliffe’s body in order to find his way home.
The extent to which Radcliffe’s body becomes a survival tool provides the film with many of its laugh-out-loud moments. As has already been widely revealed, Radcliffe’s farts allow his body to be ridden like a jet ski across the ocean, while his boner becomes a compass-like tool that points north. None of this is a joke, and part of the film’s charm is the way it uses these ridiculous story elements to get across a very real human tale about friendship.
Earlier this year, A24 toured the country with Radcliffe’s corpse in order to promote the film, and now they’ve released a pretty amazing new featurette that details the process the makeup team had to through in order to create the lifelike corpse. Watch the vide below. “Swiss Army Man” is now playing in select theaters and opens nationwide this Friday, July 1.