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Director: Borislav Sajtinac
Screenplay: Borislav Sajtinac
Cast: Stefan Godin, Lucienne Kahn
Producers: Hélène Sajtinac
Distributor: Sajtinac Production
North american Premiere
2009 | 117 min
Japanese language, English subtitles
François has had enough. He’s fed up with his mother, with his dead-end job and with the exasperating creative block that’s hindering his true passion, painting. His best friend is a finely honed knife that was once his father’s, and it’s in that hand-held object that François sees the solution to all his problems. He uses it to rid himself of his mother, once and for all, and thus begins his new career as a serial killer. Terrorizing Montmartre with his heinous crimes, François is on a path that will bring him face to face with the Grim Reaper himself.
Masterpiece alert—Borislav Sajtinac’s LE TUEUR DE MONTMARTRE is a triumph of adult animation. With humour as black as coal, a protagonist as appealing as he is appalling, and a distinctive and magnificent use of digital animation, it unveils a realm of the absurd which, for all its ever-present depravity, harbours a glimmer of hope for a better world. An homage to French noir novels inflected with the fantastic, this existentialist medium-length film is to be savoured like the finest cognac.