'Swiss Army Man' Trailer: The Farting Corpse Movie You've Heard About Is No Joke

'Swiss Army Man' Trailer: The Farting Corpse Movie You've Heard About Is No Joke

Apr 04, 2016

If you haven't heard the buzz about Swiss Army Man, which debuted at Sundance this year to rave reviews, the first half of its new trailer will blow your mind with its baffling premise. It's the sort of bizarre movie that really needs the critics' pull quotes in the second half to assure you that this ludicrous thing is not only real, but it's worth seeing. 

If you've heard anything about it, you've heard Daniel Radcliffe plays a farting corpse. The trailer confirms that he is indeed a dead body and, yep, that's flatulence coming out of him as soon as he's introduced. The rest, which entails deserted island dweller Paul Dano using Radcliffe's body as both a literal Swiss army knife and a jet ski, among other bizarre scenes, actually makes that farting bit seem rather tame.

Check out the trailer below and see if the first trailer works for you or if it still seems just too crazy. 

Our own Erik Davis caught the movie in January and put it to us straight: "Look, this film ain’t for everyone. It’s freaky and weird, but also kinda soulful. As Dano’s befriending of this dead body slowly spirals into a love affair with his own isolation, there’s some compelling stuff there – except you just gotta get past the farting and drinking of bodily fluids and bizarre cross-dressing make-out sessions with a dead guy first."

Swiss Army Man seems like a tough sell, so A24, which acquired the film at Sundance, must be happy that it was so well-received by most and at least so heavily talked about by those who didn't care for it. Aside from it featuring three great actors (Mary Elizabeth Winstead also shows up for a bit), the filmmakers, Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka "The Daniels") are relatively unknown -- though you've probably seen their work before in the music video for DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What."

The movie opens in limited release June 17 before going wider on July 1, so you have time to mull it over before you decide to buy that ticket.

 

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