The adventure of five fifteen year old boys in Singapore: estranged to every social reference, except for that of appearance and close friendships, they live their lives distant from their families and school, passing their days in a complete state of indolence in the search of experiences, at times even physically painful (tattoos, piercing, wounds). Their imaginary world is completely colonized by MTV, cartoons, electronic jingles, publicity and comics as every moment of their existence depicts a audiovisual performance or label. Interpreted by street-kids that belong to the group they represent, this audacious and disturbing first work by Royston Tan explores an adolescent world, dramatically marked by the under-culture and complete addiction to videogame aesthetics. A sincere and lyrical film but at the same time irreverent, scandalous and extreme, an expression of Singapore cinema, unknown and emerging.
|Run Time:||89 minutes|