Our Heroes are Dead Tonight

World Sales: SND

Distribution: UFO Distribution

France in the early 60s. Simon, a wrestler, wears a white mask. In the ring, he is known as “The Specter”. He suggests to his friend Victor, who has just returned from combat, to be his adversary in the ring and wear a black mask, and be known as “The Slaughterer of Belleville”. But for Victor, still shaken from his experience in combat, this is too much to bear: for once in his life, he would like to be the good guy, the one people cheer on. Simon then suggests they switch masks. But it proves less easy to fool the wrestling crowd.

At the inter section of the film noir and the fantastic film and supported by electro-hypnotic music, Nos héros sont morts ce soir could be described as French pulp cinema. Selected at the 2013 Cannes Film Critics’Week.


Country: France

Date: 2013

Duration: 1hr 34

Version: French

Cast & Credits

Director: David Perrault

Producer: Farès Ladjimi

Screenplay: David Perrault

Cinematography: Christophe Duchange

Editing: Maxime Pozzi-Garcia

Music: Julien Gester, Olivier Gonord

Cast: Denis Ménochet, Jean-Pierre Matins, Philippe Nahon