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Fun

Year: 1993
Director: Rafael Zielinski
An interesting concept that could easily be mistaken for a documentary - and is classily acted by all concerned enough to make you believe it is.

We switch between two worlds; in one, two teenage girls have met, make friends and fight off the boredom of their surroundings by indulging in increasingly anti-social behaviour. Their spree of 'fun' culminates in the murder of an old woman in her home.

In the other, the two girls are in a juvenile prison, being interviewed respectively by a social worker looking after their case and a tabloid journalist hoping for the scoop.

Both interviewers are drawn deeper into the girls' minds and seem to learn concurrently that, despite all their huffing and puffing, they're just a couple of kids.

Made all the more effective is the difference in colour - their adventures together are in colour, the fate and their surroundings in prison black and white. The crunch seems to come home to the smarter of the two as she wanders back into the yard after learning of the other - her best friend - having lied to her about several of the secret they shared that day, and more recently having killed herself. The picture slowly turns to colour, and the film ends - she learns that it isn't a bad dream, she's stuck here and stuck in the situation she's put herself in.

A strange thing to make a fictional film about - it seemed to have several messages and some were garbled, but the acting is top notch by both girls and cinematically it works brilliantly.

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