Heartthrob Timothée Chalamet nibbles his victims as an erotic cannibal - Movie 'Bones And All'

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  Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell as a cannibal couple in"Bones And All"
Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell as a cannibal couple. If that works out? © © 2022 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved., Yannis Drakoulidis / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

by Mireilla Zirpins

At the film premiere of 'Bones And All' in Venice, Timothée Chalamet caused a screeching alarm: with a sharp backless outfit on the red carpet . The heartthrob dares something - also in the new film by Luca Guadagnino ('Call Me By Your Name'). Not only does he show us his back, he also likes to walk around topless. And as a sexy cannibal, he not only lives up to his reputation as a womanizer, but not only nibbles at the victims as cannibals, but also sexually beforehand.

Guadagnino's second film with Timothée Chalamet

Director Luca Guadagnino, who is working with his 'Chala muse' for the second time, caused a stir about the cannibal film material. He explained that if he made a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, it wouldn't be Timothée Chalamet back, but Armie Hammer too. We remember: Hammer had fallen out of favor with many in Hollywood because of rather unsavory allegations. Several women submit sexual assault to him to the point of cannibalistic tendencies . And now Luca Guadagnino comes around the corner with a film of all things, in which plenty of human flesh is fed.

But Guadagnino has denied that his new film and Armie Hammer's supposed preferences could have anything to do with each other. 'Any connection with this kind of innuendo and stupidity is absurd,' he said at a master class in Zurich. He didn't even notice the fuss on social networks, the film had been planned for much longer anyway. And he likes to work with actors he already knows. Finally, Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet's summer gay romance in Call Me By Your Name was a critic and audience favourite.

The fact that there will be a second part is basically good news for many film fans. And the fact that Timothée Chalamet is back in Luca Guadagnino's new film, too - whatever made the director excited to adapt Claire DeAngelis' cannibal novel Bones And All of all things. In any case, the film is a romantic road movie and not a sloppy horror film, but still not for people who have a problem with smacking and blood-soaked intestines being eviscerated.

  Timothée Chalamet as Cannibals"Bones And All"

Wild love story among cannibals: 'Bones And All'

Canadian actress Taylor Russell ('Lost In Space', 'Waves') plays the leading role with a wild mixture of insecurity and drive. And as a very young cannibal Maren, she brings us into the world of the 'Eaters' with a real shock moment. In “Bones And All” these are the ones who feel an irrepressible urge to eat their human counterparts. And that's where nail painting at the sleepover ends with a nibbled finger. It quickly becomes clear to us that Maren has not done this for the first time. But her father is fed up with hiding out in another state and leaving his daughter with a few bucks and her birth certificate. So the student leaves. She wants to look for her mother, of whom she no longer has any memories.

First an older eater (really creepy: Mark Rylance) lurks for her, then she meets sweet Lee. Timothée Chalamet plays him with a mixture of bad boy and boy charm, but be careful: he's a sly old man when it comes to carnal lust. He even puts his hand on a young man in a corn field before he executes him.

Between the two youngsters Maren and Lee, more than a common fondness for fresh human meat soon develops. But of course it's not all that easy when you're an outlaw on the fringes of Reagan-era society.

Guadagnino manages the trick of not turning the material into a horror film with cheap shock effects, but creating an eighties road movie that is really atmospheric in many places, which is also bitter social satire, coming-of-age story and youthful love story at the same time. It's maybe a bit much of everything and a bit long in places, but still intense and incredibly different as a cinematic experience.

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