Bored couple Bruno and Laura try to save their marriage at a new-age retreat in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind Kiwi comedy spoken in gibberish and subtitled in English.
The comic device at the heart of the film devised by Jackie van Beek (The Breaker Upperers
, SFF 2018) and director Armağan Ballantyne (The Strength of Water
) is as unique as it is uproariously hilarious. Actors were given basic pointers before being allowed to run verbally amok and deliver their lines in improvised gibberish. Post-filming, enter British comedian Julia Davis, to supply the funniest and most deliriously rude subtitles you could ever hope to read while falling off the chair laughing. There’s a beautiful heart here as well. Damon Herriman and van Beek are perfect as the troubled couple, and Jemaine Clement is hysterical as the smooth, gibberish-spouting sex guru Bjorg at his “disco of sensations”.