Vincent Must Die

Vincent doit mourir | Stéphan Castang | FR/BE 2023 | 108 Min | DCP

Nestled somewhere between zombie apocalypse, paranoiac thriller, and shrill rom com, this crazy gem by first-time director Stéphan Castang will probably be deemed off-the-wall kookoo by any John and Jane Q. Public. From one day to the next, everyone who so much as glances at Vincent gets the sudden urge to kill him. It’s “Katy, bar the door” from now on for this wallflower, and pretty soon, everyone and their mother is after him. All Vincent can do is run, but even then he’s not alone. A blatant commentary on our current state of affairs, this propulsive and driven piece of cinema serves up an equally explosive soundtrack. À l’attaque! (tt)

Stéphan Castang
Castang, Stéphan is a filmmaker, actor, playwright and university lecturer. Born in 1973, his career in film started with a bang, the short French Kids, which was shown at the 2012 Berlinale. Recent shorts include Panthéon Discount and Finale. The explosive Vincent Must Die, his first feature-length film, was shown at the 2023 Critics’ Week in Cannes.
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Language OmeU
Cast Karim Leklou, Vimala Pons
Writer Mathieu Naert
Editing Méloé Poilevé
Cinematography Manuel Dacosse