Yes, you read that headline correctly: David Perrault's debut feature Our Heroes Are Dead Tonight
- a selection of the Critic's Week sidebar in Cannes this year - is a crime noir set in the world of masked wrestling in the 1960s. Somehow the world is a better place because of this.
France in the early 60s. Simon, a wrestler, wears a white mask. In the
ring, he is known as "The Specter". He suggests to his friend Victor
who has just returned from combat to be his adversary in the ring and
wear a black mask, and be known as "The Slaughterer of Belleville".
But for Victor, still shaken from his experience in combat, this is too
much : for once in his life, he would like to be the good guy, the one
people cheer on. Simon then suggests they switch masks. But it proves
less easy to fool the rest of wrestling crowd...
The film had its world premiere yesterday nd while there does not appear to be a trailer available yet we do have a handful of absolutely gorgeous images in the gallery below. Remember you can click them to enlarge.
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