Pretty girl George falls in love with Alex, a boy who lives in a villa by himself. It quickly becomes the school’s hangout. Alcohol, drugs and porn are consumed copiously there. When Alex begins to lose interest in George and even starts an affair with her best friend Laetitia, George decides to lift the familiar game Spin the Bottle to a more interesting level.
Licentious teenagers have been the subject of films before, with Larry Clark’s Kids as benchmark. USA-trained French filmmaker Eva Husson opted for a less raw but no less realistic approach. Her kids are well-to-do YouTubing and chatting French adolescents in sunny Biarritz.
The partly inexperienced cast (Marilyn Lima, who plays George, was found on Tumblr) interprets intimate moments naturally and with confidence. The careful lighting and the apposite electronic soundtrack by White Sea make Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) a sensitive portrait of teenagers, their first loves and the pitfalls this involves.

Original title
Bang Gang (Une histoire d'amour moderne)
Filmmaker
Eva Husson
Country
France
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
98’
Language
French
Producer
Didar Domehri, Laurent Baudens, Gaël Nouaille
Production Company
Full House
Sales
Playtime
Writer
Eva Husson
Cinematography
Mattias Troelstrup
Editor
Emilie Orsini
Production Design
David Bersanetti
Sound Design
Olivier Le Vacon
Music
White Sea
Cast
Finnegan Oldfield, Marilyn Lima
Website
http://facebook.com/bangganglefilm