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Trash Humpers

Fri 9 July 2010 // 20:00

(Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Sun 11th / 8pm / £4/3)
(Harmony Korine / 2009 / USA / 78 minutes / cert 18)

Three grotesque looking geriatrics are recorded by a fourth on grainy tape. They laugh hysterically as they either smash objects up or hump them. They are retarded, violent and obscene, wandering through a suburban landscape
like feral creatures. Trash Humpers is a black comedy but laughing may feel uncomfortable. There's a constant air of menace and foreboding that keeps us wondering - how low will these odd sub-human characters go? How far will Harmony Korine go? With nods to Man Bites Dog and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Trash Humpers taps into our fascination with the dark side of humanity, the in-breds and the serial killers. It is an audacious and brilliant film.