IFC Films has debuted the first theatrical trailer for director Antonio Campos’ (After School) erotic drama Simon Killer. The film stars Brady Corbet (Melancholia) as a college graduate who travels to Paris after a bad breakup, where he begins an affair with an exotic prostitute that leads to dire consequences. The trailer is surprisingly fun and hypnotic, and it does a good job of showcasing Campos’ distinct visual style and the seemingly engrossing story. The pic premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and you can read Matt’s review of the film right here.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Mati Diop, Michael Abiteboul, and Constance Rousseau. Simon Killer opens on April 5th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Simon Killer:
The follow-up to Antonio Campos’ critically acclaimed AFTERSCHOOL, SIMON KILLER is an erotic and and psychological portrait of Simon (Brady Corbet, MELANCHOLIA, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE), a well-educated, handsome and seemingly sympathetic college graduate with just a hint of something off-putting enough to ignite a sense of concern. Recently heartbroken, Simon travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, Simon finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has a sexual encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria (Mati Diop, 35 SHOTS OF RUM). The chemistry builds between the two until they find themselves in a serious relationship, one that leads to blackmail, betrayal and the ultimate revelation of Simon’s true nature.