WHO’S IN IT?
Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Timothy Eulich (Jurassic World), Marika Casteel (Steve Jobs), Richard Gross (Milk), Antonia Ribero (film debut), Aaron Marshall (film debut), Andy Hull (film debut), Shane Carruth (Upstream Colour)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Dan Kwan (film debut) and Daniel Scheinert (film debut), directors, writers; Miranda Bailey (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Lawrence Inglee (Rampart), Lauren Mann (Stone), Amanda Marshall (Where Children Play), Eyal Rimmon (Zandalee) and Jonathan Wang (Plastiki and the Material of the Future), producers; Andy Hull (film debut) and Robert McDowell (film debut), composers; Larkin Seiple (Cop Car), cinematographer; Matthew Hannam (Enemy), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Hank (Dano), a young man stranded on a deserted island, is about to end his life when he suddenly spots the corpse of a young man named Manny (Radcliffe) washing up onto the shore. Discovering that Manny possesses several useful abilities, among them powerful flatulence, Hank strikes up a friendship with the corpse as they attempt to get home and approach the woman of Hank’s dreams, Sarah (Winstead)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Boasting perhaps the barmiest premise of the year, Swiss Army Man sees the inescapable duo of Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe – the latter as a farting corpse – doing what they can to lift its oddness to something cohesive.