Bad Boy Bubby
BAD BOY BUBBY (18)
D: Rolf de Heer
Roadshow/Fandango/SAFC (Rolf de Heer, Domenico Procacci & Giorgio Draskovic)
Australia/Italy 🇦🇺 🇮🇹 1993
W: Rolf de Heer
DP: Ian Jones
Ed: Suresh Ayyar
Mus: Graham Tardiff
Nicholas Hope (Bubby), Claire Benito (Mam), Ralph Cotterill (Pop), Carmel Johnson (Angel), Paul Philpot (Paul)
An awkward and disturbing black comedy from Australia, focusing on a mentally retarded man-child who had spent the entirety of his 35-year-old life trapped in a room by his incestuous mother who has convinced him that the air beyond the walls is poisonous.
Upon figuring out the truth and murdering his parents, he escapes to the world outside, which he finds as strange as the people find him.
Due to the nature of the story and the minimalistic style in which it's filmed, it would be an easy film to dismiss, but it would be appreciated by those who like things a little weird, particularly fans of David Lynch, since the film practically aspires to be an Australian version of Eraserhead.