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Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)
  • 2015
  • France
  • 98 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Eva Husson
  • Cast: Marilyn Lima, Daisy Broom, Finnegan Oldfield, Lorenzo Lefèbvre
  • UK release: 17 June 2016

School friends George (Lima) and Laetitia (Broom) hook up with two boys over the course of a stiflingly hot summer in Biarritz. Steamy drama that skilfully evokes a mood of carefree teenage sexuality, but the ending is somewhat rushed; the bold young cast are on fire, however.

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Eva Husson’s ironic, sun-kissed salute to teen spirit evokes the worlds of Larry Clark and Sofia Coppola as it captures a dreamy Biarritz summer of sex, seduction and consequences, and sets it to a cool soundtrack of synth pop from White Sea. George (Marilyn Lima) and her friend Laetitia (Daisy Broom) are happy to spend the summer lazing by the pool and indulging the advances of desperately horny bad boys like Alex (Finnegan Oldfield). The fearless George is the one who decides to up the ante by turning tame games of Spin the Bottle and Truth or Dare into something much wilder and much more daring. A feverish, troubling summer of love.

(film also screens Wed 24 Feb, 3:45pm)

Ages: 18+

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Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)

13 Jun 20163 stars

Intoxicating but flawed debut from French writer-director Eva Husson

Eva Husson’s Biarritz-based drama skilfully evokes the sweaty ambience of carefree days spent idling in the sunshine, its amorous antics set to a pumping electro score from Morgan Kibby (aka White Sea). It’s a steamy debut that recalls the dreaminess…

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