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Kaboom Details


Writer and director Gregg Araki revisits the day-glo universe of sex, drugs, and random perversity that informed his early films in this over-the-top dark comedy. Smith (Thomas Dekker) is an 18-year-old film student who is bisexual and has a ravenous erotic appetite; his best friend is Stella (Haley Bennett), who prefers the company of women but is just as enthusiastic about pursuing new lovers. Smith has been haunted by a series of recurring dreams featuring two beautiful women, one dark and enigmatic, the other similarly spectral with flaming red hair. This wouldn't bother him, except that the women from his dreams have begun appearing in real life -- Lorelei (Roxane Mesquida), Stella's new partner, is a magic aficionado who's a dead ringer for the dark-haired woman, and the red-haired girl (Nicole LaLiberte) is being pursued by a gang of masked assassins. Has Smith stumbled into a plot with possible world-changing consequences? Or is this all just the product of some hallucinogenic cookies he was served at a party? Kaboom received its world premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 28, 2011


Gregg Araki
Gregg Araki
Andrea Sperling
Gregg Araki
Robin Guthrie
Composer (Music Score)
Tiffany Anders
Musical Direction/Supervision
Todd Fjelsted
Production Designer
Pavlina Hatoupis
Beau J. Genot
Associate Producer
Pascal Caucheteux
Executive Producer
Jonathan Schwartz
Executive Producer
Sebastian Lemercier
Executive Producer
Trayce Field
Costume Designer
Johanna Ray
Jenny Jue