Archive of films Sexykiller / Sexykiller
2008, 100 min
Section: Midnight Screenings
Dead bodies start turning up at a high-rent university campus, and it takes the police a long time to realize that the serial killer is the perfect combination of Paris Hilton and Hannibal Lecter... The term "fashion victim” inspired the moviemakers to create an original and eccentric comedy that blows fresh air into the tired stereotypes of the blood-drenched horror genre.
The year has begun at the medical school of a prestigious university. But Barbara has other things on her mind than her studies: her main problem is how to coordinate her school schedule with mass murder. As a perfect fashion victim, she conceals her rage under multiple layers of makeup. She is unwilling to admit that she will never make it onto the cover of Cosmo, thereby becoming an example of how the magazine’s cult lifestyles manipulate women’s minds. The only way for Barbara to vent her frustrations is to take on the role of the cannibalistic psychopath. But just as pleasant, if not more so, is the possibility of confiding in the audience. She seeks out the camera and makes it her libidinous accomplice. And while "the safest university in the world,” as the dean calls it, is transformed into a slaughterhouse, no one would ever suspect quiet lamb Barbara, whose only obsession seems to be the latest fashion excess. And so she answers her own query: "Why do I kill? Why not? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure....” A brilliant caricature of the gore genre and a satire on the dictate to consume.
About the director
Miguel Martí (b. 1971, Madrid) graduated in audiovisual arts and sciences at the European University of Madrid (CEES). His film career started very early, helping him gain experience in a wide variety of areas and a knowledge of filmmaking from many different angles. After the shorts Perfume de mujer, El Anti-Making of de Gente Pez, and La cartera, he shot the feature-length documentary Portman, a la sombra de Roberto (2001), which picked up the Special Jury Prize at the Cartagena festival. His feature debut Slam (2003) was one of the most viewed films of the year. In the same year he shot a documentary on the anti-globalization movement entitled La revolución sin nombre. He then turned to the world of teenagers in the box-office hit Fin de curso (2004). He has shown his versatility by creating music videos and working on advertising campaigns.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Dir. of Photography:||Carles Gussi|
|Producer:||Jaume Roures, Tedy Villalba|
|Production:||Mediapro, Antena 3 Films, Warner Bros. España|
|Cast:||Macarena Gómez, Alejo Sauras, César Camino, Ángel de Andrés, Juan Carlos Vellido, Nadia Casado|
|Contact:||Imagina International Sales|