VOD Recommendation: A Mesmerizing Neo-Noir Indie Thriller Coming Soon on Demand
04.05.13 by BrentJS
"I don't like the way you are looking at me."
Travel to Paris with a heartbroken young American who slowly descends into madness after starting a relationship with a prostitute.
The Flick: Simon Killer
The Skinny: Antonio Campos (Afterschool) wrote and directed this brooding, mesmerizing neo-noir thriller. The movie debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to generally positive reviews.
The Players: Brady Corbet (Martha Marcy May Marlene) stars as Simon, a well-educated young American who flees to paris after a bad break-up. Simon drifts aimlessly through Paris, unable to make a connection with any of the locals, until he meets a beautiful prostitute named Victoria (Mati Drop). The two begin a relationship and Simon hatches a plot to have Victoria blackmail one of her wealthy clients, but the plot soon begins to unravel and with it Simon's facade of normalcy. Lila Salet, Nicolas Ronchi and Alexandra Neil also star.