Opening this Friday: Rubber: the Tale of a Tire Serial Killer

In the new film Rubber, a tire that can roll itself around and explode people’s heads goes on a killing spree. Rubber is the second feature by French electro house musician Quentin Dupieux, also known as Mr. Oizo (a play on the French word for “bird”). If you haven’t heard of Mr. Oizo – as a musician or a filmmaker – that’s not surprising; his most popular single, “Flat Beat,” is over ten years old now, and his first feature film, Steak, doesn’t appear to have had a US release, nor is much information in English available on it.

Rubber is slated to premier in the US this Friday at the Cinema Village in New York City. The film initially premiered at Cannes in May of 2010 to negative reviews, and at subsequent festivals the reception was mixed. Not having seen it, it seems to have the potential to be a sustained ironic joke played on the serial killer/killing spree subgenre, or a gimmicky waste of time. Either way, I’m seeing it. TC mark


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  • christopher lynsey

    Looks good.

  • Denden

    Rubber: the Tale of a Condom That Killed

  • Josh Mosh

    this actually looks kinda funny/self aware. the best part is when the tire sees a tire fire and you understand that the whole thing is a metaphor for consumerism.

  • James R.

    I've seen it. it's awesome. it's french cinema. it's also hilarious, “i don't wanna hear that rubbish. now get that dirty tire outta the pool!”

    mr. oizo, ed banger records, @oizo3000

    • Denden

      blatant viral marketing

  • Element-of-insanity

    I've seen this movie twice, and I have to say I liked it. Mind you, I watch a lot of stuff considered 'bad' with glee, but I think this movie is great. It's hilarious, and by the end of the movie you realize you just spent over an hour watching a tire roll around and blow people up.

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