He’s been in his room for 35 years. It’s time to let him out!
L.A. Weekly called it ”disturbing and compelling,” and it was awarded The Grand Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Despite a limited release in America, it would shock and delight audiences to become one of the most daring and controversial cult films of the past decade. Nicholas Hope – in what Variety hails as ”an astonishing performance” – stars as Bubby, 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?
”Christ Kid, You’re a Weirdo” – Interview with Director Rolf de Heer
”Being Bubby” – Interview with Star Nicolas Hope
”Confessor Caressor” – Short Film Starring Nicolas Hope