In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
I stumbled across this film at a film festival a while back and was absolutely blown away. Here was a film that seemlessly integrated the aspects of the film noir and musical genres with invigorating and entertaining results. The experience of viewing "Funky Town" is a unique one. It tells a well worn story but in a way that feels totally fresh and unique. I usually hate musicals, but I was impressed at how the filmmakers used music to help flesh out their characters and tell their story more effectively. Try and get ahold of a copy if you can. It will remind you of the ways a movie can sneak up on you and surprise you with its inventiveness.
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