Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.
The wheelchair-bound Julia (Heather Rose), who cannot walk, feed or dress herself, communicates via her computerized electronic voice synthesizer. Her sympathetic lesbian sister Rix (Rena ... See full summary »
"Twelve Canoes" is a series of short films that paint a compelling portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us a story of his people and his land. It's about an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and realizes that his younger brother Dayindi may try to steal away the youngest wife.
Rolf de Heer,
Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house he's not entering middle age, by convincing him the air outside's poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force Bubby into the waiting world, a place which is just as unusual to him as he is to the world.Written by
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[after nurse Angel lets Buddy see her huge breasts while she gives him a shower]
They be beautiful... like mom.
You don't think they're too big?
They make perfection.
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The closing credits play over a scene showing Bubby playing in a garden with his children. See more »
The 18-rated UK release of this film was cut by 3s for the cinema version and a further 20s for video. The 3s cut for the cinema version was to remove a scene of a tethered cat being pulled by a string (a scene which contravened the UK Animals Act). All the cuts were waived for the 2007 DVD release. See more »
My wife commented, "This film makes 'Eraserhead' look like Disney." Please keep all minors at least 1000 feet from this DVD. The first act is excruciating and horribly disturbing. But hang in there if you can, because it becomes a surreal adventure where lots of fun (or not) stuff happens to the man-child protagonist.
There are tons of recurring themes and allegories (not to mention the ironies). I thought it was a nearly perfectly crafted film, and learned from the extras the director was 10 years in to the project, and intentionally used 32 different cinematographers to create his vision. Well it works.
I noted to my wife I won't need to see it again, because it's seared into my brain. It ain't for the faint of heart, but it has loads of heart.
We're still discussing various aspects of this film. And isn't that what a good movie should be like?
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