With "Bunny and the Bull", director Paul King takes up the task of radically updating the concept of road movies. We are presented with neither dusty roads nor speeding cars, but with the twisted mind of the somewhat anal protagonist Stephen Turnbull. He is an obsessive-compulsive eccentric who hasn't left his apartment for over a year, and who is preoccupied with maintaining a very precise daily routine. However, his routine and imagination is dramatically warped when an infestation of mice one day appear in his flat. Stephen suddenly finds himself reliving the trip to Europe which he went on together with his strident companion and best friend Bunny. From now on, we encounter a truly bizarre set of characters and situations.

Using whatever objects are within easy reach in Stephen's flat - clay models, metallic gears, and old souvenirs - King lets Stephen undertake a surrealistic journey, paying homage to both the works of Michel Gondry and the bleak anarchy of "Withnail & I". Like any good comedian, King incites both amusement and distress.
REBECKA AHLBERG

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Title
Bunny and the Bull
Director
Paul King
Country
UK
Length
95 min
Festival
2009
Section
Open Zone
Language
English
Production year
2009
Cast
Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby, Veronica Echegui
Producer
Mary Burke, Robin Gutch, Mark Herbert
Script
Paul King
Music
Oliver Ralfe

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