A scene from RUBBER, a film by Quentin Dupieux. Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing.

Rubber (2010/2011)

Opened: 04/01/2011 Limited

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Genre: French Horror/Comedy (English)

Rated: R for some violent images and language.


RUBBER 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."

About the Production (Rubber)

In March of 2009, Quentin Dupieux and Realitism Films decided to take on a technological and aesthetic challenge: to produce a film in less than a year, in English and in Los Angeles in order to take advantage of the new production and post-production technologies.

Quentin Dupieux immediately begins with the writing of the script for RUBBER. Canal +, Arte and the international sales agent Elle Driver immediately accept to participate in the adventure. In October 2009, the film crew scours the California desert and creates one of the first feature films shot entirely with a still camera. In December 2009, the crew is back and ready to start post-production. Completed in March 2010, the film was selected for the Critic's Week at the 2010 Canned Film Festival.