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Venice Clip: TV Is A Killer In Quentin Dupieux's 'Reality' Which He Describes As "A Cool And Funny Inception"

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 27, 2014 at 6:27PM

Quentin Dupieux is finally unveiling "Reality," a movie he's been trying to make since before his his full length debut "Rubber," at the Venice Film Festival. And as usual, it's quite audacious. "It is really hard to talk about because the script is so complicated, but let's say it's a cool and funny 'Inception' because 'Inception' is not cool and boring," the director told us back in 2011. So what has Dupieux so confident about his movie?
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Quentin Dupieux is finally unveiling "Reality," a movie he's been trying to make since before his his full length debut "Rubber," at the Venice Film Festival. And as usual, it's quite audacious. "It is really hard to talk about because the script is so complicated, but let's say it's a cool and funny 'Inception' because 'Inception' is not cool and boring," the director told us back in 2011.  So what has Dupieux so confident about his movie?

For one, the cast is hilariously random, featuring French veteran Alain Chabat alongside Eric Wareheim and Jon Heder, and as for the synopsis? Here you go: Jason, a quiet cameraman, dreams of directing his first horror movie. Bob Marshal, a wealthy producer, accepts to finance his movie one condition: Jason has 48 hours to find the perfect scream in the history of film. During his search, Jason gradually gets lost in a nightmare.

The press notes for the film feature more golden quotes from Dupieux concerning his cast. For example, he says about Chabat: It has been a while since I wanted to make a movie with Chabat. We missed several times for stupid reasons such as scheduling and alcohol. Chabat is totally part of my culture: “Les Nuls” raised me. It was very exiting for me to drive him and to see him integrate my text. It is like I was fan of kung Fu and I needed to learn new moves to Bruce Lee. A delight! 

Dupieux waxes even more rhapsodic about Jon Heder: Heder is mythic. He playing in the two funniest American movies of 2000 (Napolean Dynamite and Blades Of Glory). Nothing incredible happened between us during the shooting but his performance on screen was crazy. His character suffers from imaginary eczema and scratches nervously in each scene.

So yes, the film sounds loony, which is about right for Dupieux. Check out the first clip below and find out how TVs can kill.

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