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Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A bunch of teenagers get saucy in the summertime.

Picture one of those pervy, porny American Apparel ads made into a French arthouse movie. Now imagine that the director has watched Larry Clark’s ‘Kids’ on replay. Voila! You have ‘Bang Gang’, a clammy drama set during a French heatwave as a bunch of rich teenagers discover the joie de group sex.

The story revolves around quiet Laetitia (Daisy Broom) and her Brigitte Bardot lookalike friend George (Marilyn Lima) as they smoke joints and skive off school. Before you can say ennui, the girls are hanging around with a bunch of kids who organise group hook-ups on Snapchat – they call themselves Bang Gang.

It’s refreshing to see a movie like this directed by a woman, Eva Husson, so boys and girls are objectified equally. Which is not to say this passes the feminism test. The movie finishes with a hot naked girl pouring her boyfriend a cup of freshly brewed coffee – an image so comedy-French it’s hard to be offended.

Written by
Cath Clarke

Release Details

  • Release date:Friday 17 June 2016
  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Eva Husson
  • Screenwriter:Eva Husson
  • Cast:
    • Finnegan Oldfield
    • Lorenzo Lefèbvre
    • Marilyn Lima
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