Two girls, members of a Mennonite community in the USA Deep South, have a first encounter with the outside world, which the short movie lets you view through their innocent, alien eyes. "The dirty ones" may be their term for all outsiders.
WOW! And an almost equally astounding WHAT?! I say almost because this is a very weird short film, but if you're a fan of Harmony Korine's work, you'll find it to be a very endearing weird, and if you don't "get" his films, this one will be entirely lost on you.
Umshini Wam is about two wannabe German ganstas in bright yellow and pink pajamas with machine guns who are on a quest for "redemption", as well as pimping out their wheelchairs, which I'm not even sure are necessary to these characters. Essentially, this film has our two protagonists Ninja and Yo Landi wandering the suburbs, pretending to shoot machine guns, sometimes actually shooting machine guns, smoking big fat blunts, hitting each other, drinking out of bottles, and killing people (with machine guns). It's one of the greatest films ever made about the wheelchair gansta sub-culture.
I was halfway expecting a side character to question these two courageous heroes, but it never happened, because this film takes the idea of "normal" and shoots it in the face with a machine gun!
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