Director: Étienne Faure
Running Time: 98 mins
Release Date: October 10th 2016 (UK)
Despite being set in Brooklyn, Bizarre is as French as both its director and lead actor. That means it’s a little pretentious, a tad peculiar, not always easy to access, and has some full-frontal nudity thrown in for good measure. However, there’s enough there to hold the interested viewer’s attention.
Maurice is a young Frenchman who’s had something bad happen at home and ended up in New York. He’s taken in by two women, Kim and Betty, working in their alternative burlesque bar, Bizarre, and living in their flat above. He becomes almost the mascot of the club, and also catches the eye of fellow bar worker, Luka. After Maurice spends a night in the women’s bed, he and Luka ending up sharing a room, although things are more chaste than Luka might like. [Read more…]