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Daniel Radcliffe’s new role where he plays a farting corpse causes audience walk out at Sundance festival

Published 24/01/2016 | 16:33

Daniel Radcliffe's latest film prompted an audience to walk out at Sundance
Daniel Radcliffe's latest film prompted an audience to walk out at Sundance

A new film in which Daniel Radclifef plays a farting corpse with an erection prompted the majority of the audience to leave the cinema during its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

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The actor best known for his role in Harry Potter stars in Swiss Army Man and plays a dead body which the film’s main character (Paul Dano) befriends on a deserted island.

Dano plays Hank who is abandoned on an island and is delighted when a dead body washes up on the beach. Hank eventually uses the dead body as a flotation device, the body’s stream of flatulence propelling him back out into the ocean.

The crude plot of the film was not received well at Sundance, one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals as the audience left the premiere in steady streams throughout it’s premiere.

Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano star in Swiss Army Man
Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano star in Swiss Army Man

The film has also been getting a bad rap from respected film reviewers and Esquire magazine said it was “the longest fart joke in history”.

Film reporter Jeff Sneider added: “Counted at least 30 walkouts within first 30 mins of the unwatchable SWISS ARMY MAN before I bailed myself at 40-minute mark. DO NOT SEE IT.”

Speaking at the premiere, Radcliffe said: "I feel like there will be a lot of shots in the movie where people are like, 'Oh, that's obviously a dummy because Paul Dano wouldn't have schlepped him around like that', but he did."

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