The new trailer dropped this week for the weird French comedy Deerskin (Le Daim) from Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Wrong, Wrong Cops) which opened the 2019 Directors’ Fortnight, the independent sidebar running parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Academy Award-winner Jean Dujardin as a man so obsessed with his designer deerskin jacket that it causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime. Deerskin which also starts Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy, Coralie Russier, Laurent Nicolas, and Pierre Gommé will open in theaters on March 20th, 2020.
In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.