When it comes to gimmicks, I’m the proverbial sucker. Had I existed during Coney Island’s heyday, I would have been consistently wooed by shifty-eyed swindlers and opportunistic barkers, men who would have easily separated me from my hard-earned money. With that in mind, is it really so surprising that I was drawn to the upcoming Danish comedy “Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal” based on its title alone? Not really. The freak show enthusiast in me would have gladly forked over a wad of wrinkly cash to see the guy in person. Instead, I’ll settle for this cinematic variation. Such is life, I guess.
Take a quick look at the following synopsis:
A once-famous painter rediscovers inspiration when he befriends a sleepwalking cannibal.
Lars Olaafsen , once a young celebrity in the art world is slipping away fast into the land of has-beens. Ronny, his long-time art dealer wants his meal ticket back but Lars refuses to paint. His creativity comes at too high a cost. His inspiration is carnage – blood, guts and limbs – and he’s vowed to never go down that dark road again. An overly eager Ronny arranges a job for Matthew teaching art in a small town. It’s a “therapeutic measure” – a means to conquer his need to paint while in the “safety” of a country retreat…
Despite the odd assortment of local eccentrics (and a couple of hostile teachers) things look promising overall for Lars at his new job. That is, until he meets 30-year-old Eddie, a brawny mute who attends the school and harbours a dark and sordid secret of his own.
That’s it in a nutshell folks. Color me excited. Director Boris Rodriguez’s “Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal”, which stars Thure Lindhardt, Dylan Smith, and Georgina Reilly, opens in Denmark on June 28th, 2012. The trailer rests below.
Via : Twitch