Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano star in the hilarious and oddly moving Swiss Army Man which makes its home entertainment debut on April 10.
Nobody could accuse Daniel Radcliffe of being typecast, since hanging up his wand in the final Harry Potter sequel, Radcliffe has embodied a wide range of challenging characters. However, his role as Manny in Daniel Scheinert & Daniel Kwan’s boundlessly inventive Swiss Army Man is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
Meet Hank (Paul Dano); his life isn’t going so well when he finds himself stranded on a desert island with no hope of being rescued. But fresh hope arrives on the shore one morning when a dead body (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on the beach and the duo quickly become best friends and embark on a once in a lifetime adventure.
Bursting with limitless creativity, Swiss Army Man goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again. Hank (Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. Everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
Swiss Army Man creates a world like no other – a place of pure fantastical imagination, brimming with magical realism yet featuring two characters whose dreams and fears are entirely relatable. Dano and Radcliffe both fully commit to their directors’ audacious vision, and their work is exceptional, finding the perfect balance of humour and heart that drives the whole film. A celebration of all the wonders cinema has to offer, Swiss Army Man is a cultural phenomenon in the making – a surreal and wholly original examination of human vulnerability and connection that must be experienced.