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Anders Baasmo Christiansen
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West Side Story meets Rumble in the Bronx meets A Clockwork Orange. Bizarre tale of London, a lonely teen yearning for affection and a leather jacket who lives in a dysfunctional family home where the mother keeps popping and sexually playing with her other child, X-Ray, a member of a gang of Mods who are constantly at war with a gang of Asian Bikers. Amidst this turmoil, London and her soul mate M16 search for meaning in a phantasmagoria without it. Written by
Michael Dumanis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mr. Evans's comments (above) are great. (Boy, you can sure tell he's from Austin! he he he) Just to follow up, MFE is a fun, low budget romp through a teen wasteland that looks not too different from our urban world. Is it the future? present? USA? Japan? Is it social commentary or genre homage? In the end, what matters is fun, and Moritsugu delivers in spades. From the rival gangs to the doped-up mother who keeps coming on to her kids to the bad dubbing (purposeful), MFE is a great film in the Greg Araki-tradition. They are friends and contemporaries, so if you like Araki's stuff (Nowhere, Doom Gen, etc.) you'll love this.
Colorful, great early-90's indie-soundtrack, and loaded with bad acting that winks knowingly at you, MFE is the real deal. The lead, a pouty blonde named London (get it?), does a great job of combining the archetypical emotions of angst, depression, and the need to belong to a group, into a great package that makes fun of itself and celebrates how funny adolescence can be.
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Mod Fuck Explosion: if you read this far, see it.
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