KUSO

by Steve
KUSO - KUSO

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 2017

Length: 96'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Los Angeles has been hit by a massive earthquake which has completely destroyed the city. Almost. The survivors of this apocalypse have set up an improvised TV station, where they give vent to all the brutishness and squalor in their lives: genetic mutations and disease have the upper hand, as have physical and mental deformities. In a setting of pus, unhealed wounds, sores, aberrations and perversions, two young people sing and make weird love; an old woman, who inexplicably speaks Japanese, falls down a hole and into the clutches of a girl and her monstrous baby, who torture the woman; a man with Down syndrome takes care of a gigantic carnivorous plant; a girl watches TV in the company of two hairy monsters which have televisions instead of heads and then goes to a clinic, where she meets a man who is there to be cured: he has some kind of dysfunction which prevents him from looking at women’s breasts. The cure, obviously, will be even worse than the disease.

Director

Steve Ellison

Steve Ellison

steve (1983), better known as Steven Ellison and, above all, as Flying Lotus, is a producer, musician, DJ and rapper specialized in experimental electronic music; he lives and works in Los Angeles. From 2006 to the present, he has made five albums: 1983, Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), Until the Quiet Comes (2012) and You’re Dead! (2014). He has also collaborated with the TV cartoon channel Adult Swim, producing soundtracks and background music. In 2012, using the pseudonym Captain Murphy, he entered the world of rap, recording the mixtape Duality. Kuso, his directing debut, was presented at the last Sundance Film Festival.

Filmography:
Kuso (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
steve
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Steven Ellison, Zack Fox, David Firth
fotografia/cinematography
Norm Li, Danny Hiele, Benjamin Goodman
musica/music
Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin, Akira Yamaoka
interpreti/cast
George Clinton (Doctor Clinton), David Firth (Royal), Arden Banks (Desmond), Shane Carpenter (Charlie), Pretty Ricki Fontaine (Jenny), Zack Fox (Manuel), Tim Heidecker (Phil), Bob Heslip (Bob), Hannibal Buress
produttore/producer
Eddie Alcazar
produzione/production
Brainfeeder Films


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contatti/contacts
Stray Dogs
Lison Hervé
lison@stray-dogs.com

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Los Angeles has been hit by a massive earthquake which has completely destroyed the city. Almost. The survivors of this apocalypse have set up an improvised TV station, where they give vent to all the brutishness and squalor in their lives: genetic mutations and disease have the upper hand, as have physical and mental deformities. In a setting of pus, unhealed wounds, sores, aberrations and perversions, two young people sing and make weird love; an old woman, who inexplicably speaks Japanese, falls down a hole and into the clutches of a girl and her monstrous baby, who torture the woman; a man with Down syndrome takes care of a gigantic carnivorous plant; a girl watches TV in the company of two hairy monsters which have televisions instead of heads and then goes to a clinic, where she meets a man who is there to be cured: he has some kind of dysfunction which prevents him from looking at women’s breasts. The cure, obviously, will be even worse than the disease.

Director All about direction

Steve Ellison

Steve Ellison

steve (1983), better known as Steven Ellison and, above all, as Flying Lotus, is a producer, musician, DJ and rapper specialized in experimental electronic music; he lives and works in Los Angeles. From 2006 to the present, he has made five albums: 1983, Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), Until the Quiet Comes (2012) and You’re Dead! (2014). He has also collaborated with the TV cartoon channel Adult Swim, producing soundtracks and background music. In 2012, using the pseudonym Captain Murphy, he entered the world of rap, recording the mixtape Duality. Kuso, his directing debut, was presented at the last Sundance Film Festival.

Filmography:
Kuso (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
steve
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Steven Ellison, Zack Fox, David Firth
fotografia/cinematography
Norm Li, Danny Hiele, Benjamin Goodman
musica/music
Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin, Akira Yamaoka
interpreti/cast
George Clinton (Doctor Clinton), David Firth (Royal), Arden Banks (Desmond), Shane Carpenter (Charlie), Pretty Ricki Fontaine (Jenny), Zack Fox (Manuel), Tim Heidecker (Phil), Bob Heslip (Bob), Hannibal Buress
produttore/producer
Eddie Alcazar
produzione/production
Brainfeeder Films


**
contatti/contacts
Stray Dogs
Lison Hervé
lison@stray-dogs.com