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Bad Boy Bubby(Australia | Italy, 1993)

Directed by Rolf de Heer. Cast: Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Carmel Johnson. Bubby is a demented man-child kept locked his entire life in a squalid apartment by his depraved mother. But when Bubby - who can only communicate by mimicking what others say and do - escapes into the outside, he soon discovers the wonders of sex, crime, rock & roll and pizza. Will this 'mad bastard' be destroyed by the realities of our cruel world, or does a higher calling ultimately await him in the most unlikely place of all? Special features: "Christ kid, you're a weirdo", interview with director Rolf de Heer; "Being Bubby", interview with star Nicholas Hope; 'Confessor caressor", short film starring Nicholas Hope; theatrical trailer; poster & still gallery. 114 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Ellis, Katie. "Disability in Rolf de Heer's Early Films." Metro, Jun2011, Issue 169, p106-110, 5p, Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Hickey-Moody, Anna; Iocco, Melissa. "Sonic Affect(s)" Metro, Autumn2004, Issue 140, p78-81, 4p Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Iocco, Melissa; Hickey-Moody, Anna. "'Christ Kid, You're a Weirdo': Aural Construction of Subjectivity in Bad Boy Bubby." In: Reel tracks : Australian feature film music and cultural identities / edited by Rebecca Coyle. Eastleigh, UK : John Libbey Pub. ; Bloomington : Distributed in North America by Indiana University Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Music ML2075 .R44 2005)
Jubis, Oscar. "Bad Boy Bubby" Film International, 2010, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p71-73, 3p Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Kemp, Philip. "Bad Boy Bubby" Sight & Sound, November 1994, Vol. 4, p39-40, 2p Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Starrs, D. Bruno "If We Stretch Our Imaginations': The Monstrous-Feminine Mother in Rolf de Heer's Bad Boy Bubby (1993) and Alexandra's Project (2003)." Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies, vol. 10, 2008 Feb Full-text of this article / review is available:

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