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Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal trailer coming to EIFF

EddieTheSleepwalkingCannibal.jpgI've dropped this film onto my watch list for the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year, and that was just reading the blurb before I even saw a trailer. Now that I have seen one, I'm glad I did for it's looking strong.

The film isn't about zombies, let's get that straight first, however it is about some rather disturbed people and the trailer presents a really interesting tone for the film.

Here's the blurb for Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal, which I'm sure you can guess some of already:

A once-famous painter rediscovers inspiration when he befriends a sleepwalking cannibal.

Lars Olaafsen , once a young celebrity in the art world is slipping away fast into the land of has-beens. Ronny, his long-time art dealer wants his meal ticket back but Lars refuses to paint. His creativity comes at too high a cost. His inspiration is carnage - blood, guts and limbs - and he's vowed to never go down that dark road again. An overly eager Ronny arranges a job for Matthew teaching art in a small town. It's a "therapeutic measure" - a means to conquer his need to paint while in the "safety" of a country retreat...

Despite the odd assortment of local eccentrics (and a couple of hostile teachers) things look promising overall for Lars at his new job. That is, until he meets 30-year-old Eddie, a brawny mute who attends the school and harbours a dark and sordid secret of his own...

That's a pretty extensive description of the film, but it's the trailer that catches the imagination more than anything, although it does promise to be a little bloody it isn't as bad as I thought it was...well not judging by the trailer, watching at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year will be a different matter.

Here's the trailer for Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal through Twitch:

Not what you were expecting?



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