What was Quentin Dupieux thinking? A French record producer, film director and techno DJ better known to fans by his pseudonym, Mr. Oizo, he has crafted one of the more bizarre thrillers in recent years with Rubber, a tongue-in-cheek exercise about a killer car tire who finds his victims along a barren stretch of Mojave Desert highway.
Dupieux, 36, can’t explain his inspiration, but he’s happy to offer some clues. “I tried to make something half dumb and half smart,” he says between quick drags on a Camel Light. “When you are trying to achieve this strange mix, you come up with lots of ideas.