A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.
A fictional retelling of the infamous Brink's Company robbery in Boston, which took place on January 17th, 1950, with a score of $2.700.000, and cost the American taxpayers $29.000.000 to apprehend the culprits with only $58.000 recovered.
Having escaped her abusive ex-husband Goss, recently released from state prison, Agnes, a lonely waitress with a tragic past moves into a sleazy, rundown motel. Her lesbian co-worker R.C. introduces her to Peter, a peculiar, paranoiac drifter and they begin a tentative romance. However, things aren't always as they appear and Agnes is about to experience a claustrophobic nightmare reality as the bugs begin to arrive...Written by
Most of Oklahoma has red dirt, a fact for which the state is famous. While it would not be impossible to find the tannish-brown dirt shown somewhere in Oklahoma, it would drastically limit where this is supposed to take place. (In fact, it was filmed in Louisiana.) See more »
Near the end, when a pizza is delivered to Agnes and Peter, she takes some money and goes to the door : one can see she has a panties.
A few minutes later, when they undress themselves, Agnes just removes her nightie : her panties has disappeared already (and she never removed it before that last scene). See more »
I was lucky enough to see the movie in a French theater showing a part of the Cannes film festival selection.
If you know William Friedkin mostly for his gritty thrillers or The exorcist, Bug might be a surprise: a single location, 5 characters, no car chase, but still a lot of ambiguity and psychological exploration.
Bug actually reminds me of the first Friedkin movies, also based on plays and more interested in character study than spectacular effects. It's all the more striking that Bug looks like a young man's movie, filled with energy, experimentation, absurd humor and a genuine sense of artistic freedom. Bug tries a lot of things, doesn't always succeed but remains an intense exercise of style. Recommanded for everybody who enjoys a good surprise.
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