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Shirkers (2018)

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In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie-a road movie called "Shirkers"-with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. Sandi wrote... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Sandi Tan ... Herself
Sophia Siddique Harvey Sophia Siddique Harvey ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Cardona Georges Cardona ... Himself (archive footage)
Philip Cheah Philip Cheah ... Himself
Ben Harrison Ben Harrison ... Himself
Grace Dane Mazur Grace Dane Mazur ... Herself
Jasmine Kin Kia Ng Jasmine Kin Kia Ng ... Herself
Stephen Tyler Stephen Tyler ... Himself
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In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie-a road movie called "Shirkers"-with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. Sandi wrote the script and played the lead, a killer named S. After shooting wrapped, Georges vanished with all the footage! 20 years later, the 16mm cans are recovered in New Orleans, sending Sandi-now a novelist in Los Angeles-on a new personal odyssey across two continents and many media: 16mm, digital, Hi8, Super8, slides, animation and handwritten letters. A kaleidoscopic punk rock ghost story!

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26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Kids from Rich Conservative Families Want to Be Outcasts & Make a Film
18 November 2018 | by james-877-826225See all my reviews

I see nothing but hypocrisy in this film. The main character in both the movie the group made and this documentary are the same person(s). The main character tells of how bad their self-proclaimed freelance instructor was, yet she fails to see that she has a lot of the same qualities. It is very easy to see that these girls are all from wealthy families in Singapore, and seem to have a desire to be seen as "normal" or "typical" to perhaps a western audience. Besides the pretentiousness, this documentary just goes on and on and on, and loses the viewer due to sheer boredom. It seems like it will never end. And now all I'm saying to myself is... "Please give me back those 97 minutes of my life that I just wasted by watching this".


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