When Swiss Army Man debuted at Sundance, it got a rather mixed reaction, partly because nobody could believe that the movie featured Daniel Radcliffe as a farting corpse. The fact that despite being dead, his erection (covered up, of course) prominently features also got a lot of attention, while many pointed out it’s verging on the edge of a necrophiliac gay romance.
However, unless you were at the festival, you couldn’t actually see the movie. Now though, a trailer has arrived so we can get a taste of the film, and if you watch it, you’ll quickly realise that reports that this is a very unusual film were not exaggerations.
The film follows a castaway man (Paul Dano), who has reached the end of his tether living alone when a corpse (Radcliffe), washes up on the island. The movie then charts the growing relationship between the man and flatulent dead guy, which as you’ll see below, gets increasingly surreal and rather romantic.
Swiss Army Man is apparently a real audience divider, but it certainly looks intriguing. Expect to see it in cinemas later this year. And in case you’re wondering the scene right at the end is one that got many people talking, where Radcliffe is ridden like a jet-ski, powered by his farts!