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OTTO; OR, UP WITH DEAD PEOPLE (R)

Germany / Canada, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Forbidden Pleasures)

Director: Bruce LaBruce

OTTO; OR, UP WITH DEAD PEOPLE (R)

“Eroto-horror-satire mixes movie-within-a-movie machinations with graphic sex scenes that will titillate anyone who's ever wanted to see someone shagging an open wound.” - Variety

Filmmaking provocateur Bruce LaBruce's (The Raspberry Reich) latest film features a hoodie-wearing zombie, Otto, who reticently rises from the grave and wanders the gay clubs of Berlin. In his journey of self-discovery he stumbles across an underground filmmaker, participates in a documentary about himself and attempts to reconnect with a former boyfriend, with disastrous results. Moral boundaries and acceptable levels of ‘decency' are challenged, as is the modus operandi of writer, filmmaker, actor, photographer and pornographer LaBruce.

“A clever modern fable about alienation and the problems created by a mass-produced society.” - Sundance Film Festival


D/S Bruce La Bruce P Jurgen Brüning, Jennifer Jones Dist Kojo Pictures L English TD digibeta/2008/94mins

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