We cover a lot of trailers at The Playlist. Sometimes they’re so abstract that they don’t tell you anything. Other times, the clips are way too long and spoil just about everything about the film. Then, you have those rare trailers that not only promote the film in a clever way but perfectly prepare you for the viewing experience you might have. That’s exactly what you get with the trailer for “Keep an Eye Out.”
Quentin Dupieux is not your run-of-the-mill filmmaker. His work is absurd, silly, and often hilarious. He always fills his films with great actors and his craftsmanship is always top-notch. And the man just really knows how to make you laugh. The trailer for “Keep an Eye Out” shows all of that in a quick one-minute clip that breaks the fourth wall, giving you a taste of the tone of the film while also serving as a meta look at trailers. And if that’s not enough, just watch the first teasers for the film (also below), which show just how wacky “Keep an Eye Out” actually is.
The film stars Benoît Poelvoorde, Grégoire Ludig, Marc Fraize, and Anaïs Demoustier. And as mentioned, “Keep an Eye Out” is written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. Again, if you’re unfamiliar with Dupieux, you should definitely check out his previous, offbeat comedies such as “Rubber,” “Deerskin,” and “Wrong Cops.”
“Keep an Eye Out” arrives in theaters and Virtual Cinemas on March 5. You can watch the new trailer, as well as the aforementioned teasers below. If you laugh even once, you’re likely going to enjoy the film, that’s for sure.
Here’s the synopsis:
Belgian funnyman Benoît Poelvoorde (Man Bites Dog) is Commissaire Buran, a good, bad cop interrogating Fugain (Grégoire Ludig), an average Joe who discovered a dead body outside his apartment building. As the film begins, Fugain must, on an empty stomach, explain how and why he happened to leave home seven times in one night before coming across a corpse in a puddle of blood. Since he’s the investigation’s only suspect, Fugain’s anxiety is already sky-high when Buran leaves him alone with Philippe, a one-eyed rookie cop with bizarre speech patterns and a few minutes to live. Bloody, batshit hijinks ensue, and before long, we’re in Buñuel territory.