Deerskin

Deerskin

Deerskin

Absurd tale sees the fractured masculinity of a middle-aged man (The Artist's Jean Dujardin) on full display when he forms an unhealthily strong relationship with a tasseled deerskin jacket. The latest outing from unimitable French director Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Wrong), aka Mr. Oizo.

2019Rating: R16, Strong violence & offensive language77 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent

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Deerskin | Reviews

Taking “killer style” to the extreme, one man’s relationship with a tassled deerskin jacket gets super weird. As he demands other people promise to never wear jackets, and bodies begin piling up, this is bizarre brilliance. 

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Slight but quite amusing ... But despite a few good gags and committed performances, the nagging suspicion that this eccentric concept would’ve worked better as a medium-length work or even a short remains.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It’s hard to shake the feeling that Dupieux’s outré premise would have worked better as a short, as the unusual narrative struggles to make the scenario palatable even at the bare minimum for a feature-length treatment.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Deerskin is more of a twisted lark than anything else, but it hits on something meaningful—a first for a director who’s shown almost no prior interest in reality, even within a film called Reality.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Although ostensibly set in the present day, this odd, frightening and entrancing little movie seems stuck in a moment out of time.

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Variety

Variety

A loopy entertaining WTF lark. ... The fact that it holds you, for 77 minutes, is a testament to the debauched rigor of Dupieux’s filmmaking.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A nerve-inducing triumph of off-kilter and self-aware filmmaking.

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