BANG GANG (A MODERN LOVE STORY)
 BANG GANG (UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR MODERNE)

2016 ARCHIVE

Director: Eva Husson
Cast: Finnegan Oldfield, Daisy Broom, Marilyn Lima, Fred Hotier, Lorenzo Lefèbvre
Country: France, 2016
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Rating: R16, Sex scenes, nudity, drug use & offensive language
Duration: 98 minutes
Festivals: TIFF 2015, Platform

Bang Gang is a stylish, well­ acted and often very beautiful debut feature”
Screen Daily

Synopsis

Eva Husson’s first feature is an articulate and exquisitely shot study of teenagers’ relationships and sexuality in the digital age.

It’s the early days of summer in the seaside town of Biarritz. School has not finished yet, but the students are eagerly (and tiresomely) awaiting the start of the holidays. Alex (Oldfield) has been left alone by his mother in the family estate. He and his curly redhead buddy Nikita (Hotier) spend their days smoking, watching tennis, and searching for distractions. At one of their parties, the darkly seductive George (mesmerising newcomer Lima), along with her seemingly shy friend Laetitia (Broom), decide to spice things up by taking a game of dare to another level. The Bang Gang is thus created, and the group gets bigger as the heatwave grows stronger, drawing together its many members who begin to document their exploits via social media.

Bang Gang is a finely crafted film, reminiscent of controversial teenage dramas such as Larry Clark’s Kids and Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. Troelstrup’s cinematography and White Sea’s soundtrack complement Husson’s intelligent and novel take on the genre. Her directorial choices defy our expectations as viewers, and we can only be grateful for that.

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WELLINGTON
Thu 18 Feb 8.30pm D
Sat 27 Feb 8.45pm Special Event: In the Spotlight
Sat 5 Mar 1.15pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Tue 1 Mar 10.00am
Thu 3 Mar 8.40pm
Sat 5 Mar 8.45pm
Thu 10 Mar 2.30pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Mon 7 Mar 4.20pm
Sat 12 Mar 8.45pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Fri 11 Mar 10.00am
Sat 19 Mar 8.30pm

TIMARU
Fri 18 Mar 8.30pm

NELSON
Sat 12 Mar 8.30pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Wed 16 Mar 8.45pm

TAURANGA
Thu 17 Mar 8.30pm

ARROWTOWN
Sat 19 Mar 1.30pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Fri 1 April 8.30pm

HAMILTON
Sat 2 April 6.20pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sat 9 April 8.30pm

DUNEDIN
Wed 6 April 12.10pm
Fri 8 April 8.45pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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