by Steven Paul Whatmough, experimental, Australia, 2015.
Nam-Hong (Whatmough) has just left South Korea for Australia, where he has been offered a job as head of security at Chandlerdale Exports, a well-established trading company in Melbourne. Company director William Knoll (Carew) is the new boss of Nam-Hong and keeps an eye on the newcomer. As time goes on, things get more adventurous, deadly and... bizarre. Ultimately, it's clear that some people are hurting the company and it's up to the new head of security to take action.
This unusual Australian film is full of eccentric characters and rather strange situations. From the beginning it becomes clear that this is not a "normal" film. The characters have strange conversations with each other and the cinematic style is reminiscent of David Lynch. The protagonist Nam-Hong is an alcoholic and is often shown drinking, playing the guitar on a crowded street, or smashing furniture. Knoll is equally absurd, as he spends a lot of time in a dark room, watching monitors and commenting. There is also a lot of martial arts hand-to-hand combat, as the Nam battles the party's enemies. The film is partly shot as a documentary, with the characters occasionally looking at the camera and addressing the audience, talking about their role within the company or introducing a new product. The acting matches the tone of the film. Whatmough plays an alcoholic man who also possesses impressive fighting skills. Carew is the director of the company. Everything is really bizarre and "experimental" in this Australian film.
SUBTITLES: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese