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January 19, 2011 9:39 PM   Subscribe

RUBBER (Not THAT one) is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path.

Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages. Directed by legendary electro musician Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Nonfilm), aka Mr. Oizo, RUBBER is a smart, funny and wholly original tribute to the cinematic concept of no reason.

Rubber flopped at the Cannes Film festival; however, it has been picking up more positive reviews since then. Like it or not, the movie posters stand alone
posted by Knigel (17 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
YT link broken.
posted by telstar at 9:46 PM on January 19, 2011


That actually looks quite funny. Dig the posters, too.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:52 PM on January 19, 2011


The Official Trailer
posted by iconomy at 9:54 PM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I regularly look at the itunes trailers to see if there's anything good coming out. This caught my eye. The concept is so ludicrous there's no way that a Hollywood studio would bankroll it. "You want to do a film about a murderous, telepathic, let me get this straight, tire? Get out of my office. In fact, never contact me again!"
posted by oonh at 9:55 PM on January 19, 2011


Sorry about the broken link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joI-uU86NXw

Also, I should have added something to Mr. Oizo & Flat Beat
posted by Knigel at 9:56 PM on January 19, 2011


Rubber flopped at the Cannes Film festival;

Two word review: Tiresome. Flat.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:57 PM on January 19, 2011 [7 favorites]


Oh man, this looks amazing. I am so happy that this movie exists.
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:05 PM on January 19, 2011


So basically Scanners, but with a more believable premise.
posted by nanojath at 10:19 PM on January 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh man, forget Flat Beat. This is where it's at. And this. And this. And this. And this.
posted by mykescipark at 11:10 PM on January 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


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posted by slimepuppy at 1:56 AM on January 20, 2011


Saw this movie at the After Dark film fest, and it's definitely weird but pretty awesome!
posted by cozenedindigo at 5:00 AM on January 20, 2011


Here's the trailer (the "swath of destruction" link should point there)
posted by Eideteker at 5:21 AM on January 20, 2011


John Marston would kick that tire's ass.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:57 AM on January 20, 2011


Is this where we fall in love with a tire and want to hug and squeeze him ?
posted by infini at 9:14 AM on January 20, 2011


His Analog Worm Attack video is still one of the most absurd video I ever enjoyed.
posted by denpo at 9:47 AM on January 20, 2011


I was almost afraid the FPP would try to RickRoll me...
posted by Chuffy at 11:28 AM on January 20, 2011


I saw this film at MIFF. Weird and wonderful. Highly recommended.
posted by notionoriety at 6:35 PM on January 20, 2011


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