Archive of films Bang / Bang
France / Switzerland
2009, 90 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Kim shoots her life and the lives of those around her on video. One day she runs into petty crook Marcel ... and bang! Kim falls in love with Marcel and together they start up a dangerous enterprise: filming rich people in compromising situations and then blackmailing them. But their game gets out of hand....
The story of a girl named Kim who records her life and the lives of those around her on video. One day she bumps into petty crook Marcel ... and bang! Kim falls in love with Marcel and together they start up a dangerous enterprise: filming rich people in compromising situations and then blackmailing them. The creative duo, who also play the leads in the movie, have shot a highly unusual film on a shoestring budget. Told with a fresh and (in part) subjective camera which, itself, is reflected in the plot, this crime/love story is intriguing for its unusual atmosphere created by concise and dynamic black-and- white images, as well as by the use of varied music. The movie acquires even greater poetic refinement by incorporating poems about life, loss, and love. What is Bang anyway? A dangerous game? A film about film? A poetic crime trip? A love story from the dregs of society?
About the director
TK. Kim (TK. Kim Nguyen) is a painter, photographer, visual artist, director, and screenwriter. She began her career in 2000 after studying in Germany, often combining fine art and film. Her canvases and films have been exhibited at numerous European galleries and museums. In 2005 and 2006 she had retrospectives in Lausanne and Geneva. Since 2006 she has shot several short and animated films that have been shown at international film festivals, including a screening of her short Dis-moi (Tell Me, 2007) at Cannes. Since 2007 she has also cooperated on theater performances which involve both live actors and video projection. She shot Bang with Pat Marcel, and together they play the story’s main couple. Pat Marcel works as an editor and cinematographer (René Lalu, 2008).
About the film
Black & white, HD CAM
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Director:||TK. Kim, Pat Marcel|
|Music:||Pop-3, Aube L., Mad River|
|Editor:||TK. Kim, Pat Marcel|
|Producer:||TK. Kim, Pat Marcel|
|Cast:||TK. Kim, Pat Marcel, Laurence Maurin, Hélène Laporte, Karine Zibaut|
|Contact:||TK. Kim, Pat Marcel|