Saturday, May 28, 2005

Singapore Sling


From Criminal Cinema:
Singapore Sling is a damaged man who has never recovered from the inexplicable disappearance of his girlfriend Laura. For years he searches for any sign of her -- until one rainy night, fate brings him to the home of two psychotic women who may be mother and daughter, or perhaps lovers, or maybe even the elusive Laura and her demented captor who has bound her in a web of violent sex games.
Director Nikolaidis thought he was making a comedy tinged with Greek Tragedy. Critics thought he was an unrepentant subversive who had cannibalized a Hollywood screen gem and then vomited it back in their faces.

Both were right in their own way; Singapore Sling is a riotous comedy, and it is informed by a certain sense of tragedy, but it's also one of the sickest, most disturbing films you will ever see.
Accenting its visceral transgressions -- which include lengthy torture sequences, gluttonous binge-fests and erotic regurgitation -- is the lush black and white cinematography of Aris Stavrou, which guarantees that youll never look at Gregg Tolands work in quite the same way again.

Watch clip HERE (streaming real media)

via Cinema-Permanent


Anonymous Matt said...

That clip was funny in a sick sort of way, Damn i wanna see what happens next.

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Jari T said...

What a brilliant film! I saw Singapore Sling several years back in Helsinki. It was part of Love & Anarchy -festival. Sadly, I haven't been able to see it again. I think about it almost daily...

5:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think E. D. Distribution
is selling this on VHS.
Trouble is I don't know if it's PAL or NTSC since they seem to be located in France.

12:29 AM  
Anonymous george tass said...

i worked with the director on several of his films as an ad...
a dvd box set came out recently
here in Greece with all his movies ,singapore sling included, at "new star video".I think u can purchase this boxset through their site
i'll post the exact link for u..

8:38 AM  

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