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White Lightnin'

White Lightnin'
  • 2008
  • UK/Croatia
  • 90 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Dominic Murphy
  • Written by: Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith
  • Cast: Edward Hogg, Carrie Fisher, Muse Watson

This wild, semi-fantasised biography of the Appalachian mountain dancer Jesco White (Hogg) starts as a biopic and then mutates into an utterly demented chiller. The first half plays as a black comedy a la the Coen brothers at their most cartoonish, the second a scuzzy seventies-style horror flick, abandoning fact for fiction and following its crazed protagonist on his grisly revenge trip.

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White Lightnin'

17 Sep 20095 stars

Some films come out of nowhere, knock you for six and leave you dazed and elated and wondering where the hell that came from. White Lightnin’ is one such film. It starts as a biopic based on the life of 1970s Appalachian mountain dancer Jesco White…

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