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.
Duration: 1hr 34
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