GUMA / RUBBER
2010, 90 min
Stephen Spinella, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser, Roxane Mesquida, Ethan Cohn, Charley Koontz, Daniel Quinn
“Rubber” is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert and then 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. At first content to prey on discarded objects and small desert creatures, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction behind, Robert becomes a chaotic force and truly a movie villain for the ages.
Directed by legendary electro musician Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Nonfilm), aka Mr. Oizo, “Rubber” is asmart, funny and wholly original tribute to the cinematic concept of “no reason.”
Mr. Oizo a pseudonym of French record producer and film director Quentin Dupieux, is a successful French techno musician. In 2001. he directed and produced the absurd, short film NONFILM. In 2006, he directs STEAK, his first feature film, in which his friends Eric and Ramzy played major roles. He also produced a CD of the soundtrack, written by himself, Sebastian Tellier and SebastiAn. Then he directed the absurdist thriller Rubber.