Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins
Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett and more also aboard
Pierce Brosnan's The November Man Wins A Sequel
Relativity Studios has it in development
John Lithgow Talks Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
'They have completely reimagined it...'
Kung Fu Panda Director John Stevenson Boards Noah's Ark
A new indie CG 'toon take on the story
New Trailer For In Order Of Disappearance
Stellan Skarsgård has a revenge mission
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 March 2013
Brady Corbet Joins Paradise Lost
With Benicio Del Toro & Josh Hutcherson
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Simon Killer (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Afterschool (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Afterschool (2009)
Empire Star Rating
35 Shots of Rum (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Simon Killer Trailer Arrives
Second feature from Antonio Campos

06 March 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Eureka Entertainment

submit to reddit

You might be a recent graduate. You might have found a job already. You might be looking for one. You might have taken some time out to go travelling. But we hope very much that your post-graduation trajectory isn't similar to the protagonist of Simon Killer. You can possibly infer his ominous path from that title. If not, here's a trailer, just arrived courtesy of Eureka.

As you'll have just seen, Simon has a plan. Like the Cylons. Only not quite. Brady Corbet (Martha Marcy May Marlene) has the lead role as a recent graduate, full of promise and potential, who goes to Paris to begin a trip around Europe after a bad break-up with his long-time girlfriend.

Although he’s leaving behind a bad memory, he still can’t quite manage to shake off his feelings of loss. Living overseas and away from home for the first time, he’s trying to feel like an adventurer, but is more like a stranger in a strange land. And then he begins a fateful relationship a mysterious prostitute, played by Mati Diop (35 Shots Of Rum)...

Simon Killer is the second feature by the 29-year-old prodigy Antonio Campos (he completed his first, 2008's Afterschool, while still a student at NYU). He says film, for him, is "about putting things on the screen that you'd only talk about with your closest friends or your shrink." He lists Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Michael Haneke among his inspirations. You can see if you can spot their influence when the film is released in the UK on April 12. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Stiller Back For Night At The Museum 3
Shawn Levy will direct again
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Nice
Can spot the Haneke influence, if that wasn't already very apparent from his debut. Thought I recognised Corbet from MMMM, he was one of the most memorable in that film other than Olsen/Hawkes. More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 05:27 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Classic Feature: Empire Meets Uwe Boll
'I'm probably the most hated director in the world right now.'

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

The 100 Greatest Games Of All Time
You voted, we counted, and here they are: beat-'em-ups, shoot-'em-ups, RPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, RTSs, first-person shooters, platformers, sims and much more!

Lists Of Our Lifetime: Empire's 25 Greatest Battles
From smalltime scraps to epic struggles, these are the conflicts that have stunned cinema since 1989

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)