“Weird and wonderful, disgusting and demented, “Swiss Army Man” is about how one man’s dead body nudges another man back to life. Impossible to categorize, this stunningly original mix of the macabre and the magical combines comedy, tragedy, fantasy and love story into an utterly singular package that’s beholden to no rules but its own”—N.Y. Times. The most talked about film at this year’s Sundance Festival is this wild and crazy comedy starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe, SWISS ARMY MAN may now be the most anticipated American Indie film in years. Outrageously fun and deeply affecting, this gonzo buddy comedy goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again. Hank (Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. SWISS ARMY MAN creates a world like no other—a place of pure fantastical imagination, brimming with magical realism yet featuring two characters whose dreams and fears are entirely relatable. Dano and Radcliffe both fully commit to their directors’ audacious vision, and their work is exceptional, finding the perfect balance of humor and heart that drives the whole film. A celebration of all the wonders cinema has to offer, SWISS ARMY MAN is a cultural phenomenon in the making; a surreal and wholly original examination of human vulnerability and connection. “This movie wears its weirdness as a badge of honor—as well it should”—Variety. R. 95 Min.
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