Club Le Monde follows an evening out at a seedy nightspot. Plot strands involve a trio of lost transvestites, two girls who never leave the toilets, a pair of innocent under-age drinkers and a guy who is determined to pierce his genitalia, but the central story follows Ali as she sets out to humilate her former lover, Mike, who slept with another woman. Written by
The large numbers of extras required were obtained by having members of production staff hand out fliers to students outside the University of London Union, promising an "exclusive live set" by the film's on-screen DJs, Mr. C, Brandon Block and Alex P. All of the extras are credited by name at the end of the film. See more »
A poster in the ticket booth has a website address clearly visible on it, even though the film is set in 1993. See more »
British comedy that hits its mark, though not for everyone
An affectionate tongue in cheek look at an early nineties club, when rave culture had just moved from open air events to indoor clubs. It comprises some 30 or so fairly dippy characters and paints them with an amusingly broad brush. I went to see it with three other people one of them howled with laughter every few minutes, as I did. One person laughed once in the whole film (in the wrong place). The fourth person either was not in the habit of giving vent to laughter when presented with such fare or had politely fallen asleep so as not to disturb our enjoyment. If you haven't had any flirtation with the club scene, recreational drugs, getting off your face, and waving your arms about to repetitive music, then you need broad powers of empathy to enjoy this movie to the fullest. It's not a documentary, but the hapless characters are convincing enough to be really funny and memorable. This isn't to say rave culture is dominated by such losers, but there is a fair share of them and the proportion was probably higher then than it is now. All in all, Club le Monde is far more insightful than other attempts to transfer the panoply of club culture lifestyle to the screen than other films that have attempted the same thing.
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