This article was published on September 10th, 2015
Jackie, an unpredictable psychiatrist, in on the hunt to figure out who has stolen 50 million Euros. To do it, she’s enlisted the help of her transvestite friend, Josepha, who is expecting two things in life: the love of a charming price, and the hope of giving birth one day. Throughout the action-packed movie, Jackie meets a host of crazy characters that test her suspicions and paranoia with sex, lies, and corruption.
“My film reflects the human nature which is trying to evolve in a drifted and shifted world like the angled camera method I used to tell this story,” said film director Franck Phelizon. “KickBack shows us the human condition with its phantasms and obsessions. The human finds himself in front of a deformed mirror, which reveals our inner nature, magnifying on the absurd and shifted, which differ from the essential values of our society. I really wanted to put into light the forbidden and absurd.”
“When Franck Phelizon presented me with a first cut of Kickback, I got seduced by the edgy and lightly provocative side of the story and the characters,” said KickBack editor, Herve De Luze of Roman Polansky, who has won three Cesar awards including best editor for his work on The Pinanist. “The tenderness and weird humour presented in the scenes brings the viewer deeper into this story. We are immediately seduced and captivated. My work was especially to focus on the dynamism of the film to increase a reversed helter skelter effect to an audacious film which moves us.”
KickBack is the first French film to be released in e-cinema format. HomoCulture readers can watch the movie KickBack online now for 4.99€ (approx. $7.42CDN).