Eva Husson’s intense, confident debut feature follows the fortunes of a group of Biarritz high-school students after they start a private orgy society. The teens seem to have created their own earthly paradise of total liberation, but matters soon prove more complex. Dazzlingly shot and the work of a true stylist, Bang Gang on one level resembles a French version of Larry Clark’s Kids, but with a specifically female point of view and updated for the age of internet sex and revenge porn.
At once celebratory, libidinously lawless and with an edge of sober social critique, Bang Gang is one of the most striking French debuts in ages – and is certainly one of the most controversial.
“Director Eva Husson spins the bottle with a group of French teens searching for meaning in mindless sex – and explains how she related to their lives.”
Alex Godfrey, The Guardian