Talking Cock

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(2002, 90 minutes)
Wednesday, October 1
6:30 p.m. – Korean Studies Auditorium

Based on the popular satirical website run by Colin and Yen Yen, this series of short comic vignettes strung together was filmed on mini-DV for fun and no money, and with an all-amateur cast. Likened to the bastard offspring of Kentucky Fried Movie and Chungking Express, Talking Cock: The Movie is a surrealist comedy that has somehow managed to slip out of the island republic of Singapore, known more for its restrictive laws than its sense of humor.

A young man tries to ‘dotcom’ his father’s illegal loan shark business; a banker loses his handphone, then his mind; a girl bites off more than she can chew when she starts a romance and a bunch of heavy metal rockers who have to become a silly boy band…PLUS the #1 Ah Beng University, Geylang’s top poet and how Singapore actually got its name! Based on the satirical website www.talkingcock.com, this 100% Singaporean comedy stars REAL Singaporeans doing all sorts of crazy, wu liao stuff!

“…if you’re Singaporean, this is one movie you don’t want to miss.” – Lycos Movies

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Distributor: UNKNOWN. If you have any information about where to buy this film, let us know! Sadly, it might really  be out of print now :(.
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IMDB Website | A Nutshell Review | Official Site

“…TalkingCock The Movie has offered a concept of Singapore that is more expansive, subversive and riotous than the clean, peaceful and efficient country most of us are familiar with. … fresh, funny and fascinating. … worth the while simply because of its refreshing, no-holds-barred take on the foibles of Singaporeans.” – The Straits Times
“TalkingCock The Movie is Singapore’s most unpretentious feature film in the last three years. the film is an immensely enjoyable screwball comedy that is inspired in its silliness and laudable in its attempt to portray an authentic Singapore and idiosyncratic Singaporeans.”- I-S Magazine
“…an original and daring satirical comedy, poking good fun at Singaporeans, their obsessions, history and government.” – Nickelodeon, Far East Film 5, Centro Espressioni Cinematographiche, 2003
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