Chris Is A Sensitive Lover. Watch The Trailer For Ben Wheatley's SIGHTSEERS!

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Chris Is A Sensitive Lover. Watch The Trailer For Ben Wheatley's SIGHTSEERS!
Ah, Yorkshire. Land of love. Land of caravans. Land of murder.

UK director Ben Wheatley turned heads around the globe with his stunning Kill List, a film that has quickly vaulted to the upper reaches of all time great UK genre films on many lists. And, not content to sit around doing nothing, it's a film that Wheatley followed quickly with the ultra dark comedy Sightseers, a film that had its world premiere in Cannes and will soon arrive in Toronto. Here's how the Toronto folk describe it:

When introverted dog-lover Tina (Alice Lowe) meets would-be author Chris (Steve Oram), she dares to dream of an escape from her sheltered life and suffocating mother. In spite of mum's protests, the pair packs an RV with all the comforts of home and sets out on the open road. With a meticulously plotted journey to such destinations as the Keswick Pencil Museum and the Ribblehead Viaduct, Chris and Tina are ready for an endearingly humble adventure. But it doesn't take long for their dream of a quiet romantic getaway to fade, as rude tourists, noisy teens and crowded campsites conspire to shatter their peace.

When Chris backs their caravan over a litterbug who carelessly tosses an ice cream wrapper on the ground, the demure Tina seems surprisingly unfazed by her partner's barely concealed bloodlust. As Chris becomes increasingly emboldened in his mission to rid the world of offensive people, something is unleashed within Tina, and her wide-eyed enthusiasm for seeing the countryside transforms into a hilariously coldblooded fascination with murder. Wheatley's charmingly frumpy Bonnie and Clyde become progressively more unhinged as their erotic odyssey turns into a killing spree, testing both their relationship and their faith in each other.

But why read about it when you can get a visual taste for yourself? Yes, the first trailer for Wheatley's Sightseers has arrived via the UK's Guardian, and you can watch it below.

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Joshua ChaplinskyAugust 28, 2012 12:58 PM

This looks fucking awesome! Didn't realize it was gonna be so funny. Huge fan of Kill List.

Kurt HalfyardAugust 28, 2012 4:09 PM

I hope you've seen DOWN TERRACE, it's more in tone with what this film looks like, particularly the last act of DT.

Tom StoneAugust 28, 2012 6:08 PM

KILL LIST was deeply unsettling and creeped me out so much I'm not sure I could find this sort of thing funny now.

cuckooAugust 28, 2012 6:49 PM

Really enjoyed Kill List, nice to see Mr Wheatley isn't pigeon-holing himself into a single genre. Trailer looks great, but I had to shut if off midway through not to spoil any more of it...

Thanks Todd!

Joshua ChaplinskyAugust 29, 2012 1:20 PM

Yeah, liked DT too, but this looks more overtly comedic in tone to me.