White Island (2016) Free Movie
White Island (2016)Overview:
An ostensibly comic thriller, White Island sets its stall out early with a reference to the consequences of surgery to repair a rectal abscess, a surgical lacuna that which masks a deeper void within the film which is that it is soulless and dead. That posterior stitching is intended to make mock of a hardman of the coke-smuggling London variety, a bullet-headed satin-jacketed Owain Arthur, brother to a tattooed Darren Day, uncle to the glamourous Scarlett Archer, unlucky recipient of close attention at London City airport. The bum wound, you see, is a running joke, or perhaps a hobbling tearing amusement, a comic crutch that results in ambulation that would not benefit from it, a piece of jest that has the ring of desperation and is at the centre of the issue with the film.
The film is based on a novel by Colin Butts called A Bus Could Run You Over. His earlier work, Is Harry On The Boat?, not only bears some responsibility for Danny Dyer (it became a Sky TV series) but offers a window into discussion of issues of consent with reference to sexual acts within a heteronormative non-penetrative dynamic, in that it’s apparently rhyming slang for ejaculating on another’s face.
White Island (2016) Detail:
Director: Benjamin Turner
Writer: Colin Butts
Stars: Lyndon Ogbourne, Billy Zane, Billy Boyd