Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)

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Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)
Bang Gang (une histoire d'amour moderne).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Eva Husson
Produced by Didar Domehri
Laurent Baudens
Gaël Nouaille
Written by Eva Husson
Starring Finnegan Oldfield
Music by White Sea
Cinematography Mattias Troelstrup
Edited by Emilie Orsini
Distributed by Ad Vitam Distribution
Release dates
  • 11 September 2015 (2015-09-11) (TIFF)
  • 13 January 2016 (2016-01-13) (France)
Running time
98 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $2.3 million
Box office $220,000[1]

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (French: Bang Gang (une histoire d'amour moderne)) is a French drama film directed by Eva Husson. It was shown in the Platform section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[2] It is Husson's directorial debut.

Plot[edit]

In Biarritz teenager Alex temporarily lives alone (and later with his best friend Nikita) while his mother is abroad for work. In his house he organizes sex parties (called bang gangs) with other teenagers, also including recreational drug use. Videos of the parties are posted on a password-protected website. The girl George and her best friend Laetitia are active participants of the parties. George does not like that Laetitia has sex with Alex, with whom George had sex first. Gabriel does not like to attend the parties at first, but finally goes to one to have sex with George, in a separate room. Sexually transmitted infections, a teenage pregnancy and unintended posting of the videos on YouTube make the parties known to parents and other authorities, after which they are discontinued. Gabriel and George are concerned about publicized sex videos of George. Gabriel finds the boy who posted them and forces him to remove them. The infections are easily treated. The pregnant girl has an abortion. George and Gabriel start a regular relationship.

Cast[edit]

  • Finnegan Oldfield as Alex
  • Marilyn Lima as George
  • Daisy Broom as Laetitia
  • Fred Hotier as Nikita
  • Lorenzo Lefebvre as Gabriel

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews by critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 56% of 9 critics gave the film a positive review, for an average rating of 6.3/10.[3] Review aggregate Metacritic gave the film a score of 46 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[4]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 Les Arcs European Film Festival Crystal Arrow Eva Husson Nominated
BFI London Film Festival First Feature Competition Nominated
Toronto International Film Festival Platform Prize Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bang Gang (une histoire d\'amour moderne) (2016)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Toronto International Film Festival Announces Inaugural Platform Lineup". IndieWire. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Look at Me". 1 April 2005. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)". Metacritic. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 

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