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Biting Elbows: Bad Motherfucker (2013)

A man that is captured by an agency tries to escape and get a teleportation device.


Ilya Naishuller
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Director: Ilya Naishuller


Credited cast:
Oleg Poddubnyy ... The Man with the Case (as Oleg Poddubny)
Andrei Dementiev
Artur Migranov Artur Migranov
Alexei Zamaraev Alexei Zamaraev
Oleg Tishutin Oleg Tishutin
Ilya Kondratev Ilya Kondratev ... (as Ilya Kondratiev)
Alexei Alexeev Alexei Alexeev
Misha Lemur Belski Misha Lemur Belski
Nikolai Sorin Nikolai Sorin
Vlad Donec Vlad Donec
Ekaterina Gordeeva Ekaterina Gordeeva
Garik Buldenkov Garik Buldenkov
Olga Shkanakina Olga Shkanakina
Kirill Grishko Kirill Grishko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrei Agafonov Andrei Agafonov


A man that is captured by an agency tries to escape and get a teleportation device.

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18 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The director of this video is also the lead singer of the band Biting Elbows. See more »


Featured in Half in the Bag: Hardcore Henry (2016) See more »


Bad Motherfucker
Performed by Biting Elbows
Mixed by Klaus Knapp
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Very well made FPS action short
16 February 2014 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

As the title suggests, this is a music video first and a short film second but such technicalities shouldn't be allowed to bother you because this is a really enjoyable 5-minute short film. The plot sees a man pursuing a powerful device in a suitcase, trying to recover it from a load of black suited men. This plot is deliberately thin because really what the film is about is the delivery of a 5-minute action sequence of the chase from a viewpoint of a first-person shooter (ie we see the arms and occasionally legs of the main character but nothing else).

As an idea it is simple but it works very well indeed. It would be easy to assume it was a simple film to make (strap camera to a person and set him off running) but I very much doubt this is the case since some of the shots could not have been obtained this way even though they are made to look like they were. The action starts in an office building but crosses buildings, rooftops, decommissioned military jets, snowy mountains and so on, all the way with good movement and stunts. The track of the title plays constantly and it matches the action very well and the repetitive nature of the chorus will mean it gets stuck in your head.

There are probably not too many music videos from Russian electro-punk bands that are worth a look but this is one of them.

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