Jean-Pierre Gorin’s gripping and unique film about Samoan street gangs in Long Beach, California, is, like other works by the filmmaker, a probing look at a closed community with its own rules, rituals, and language.
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When shooting the Samoan street gangs in Long Beach, Gorin is faced with a theatricality always repeated in their behavior and in the way they communicate with the camera, so he did the most suitable option: take advantage of this "be on the scene "and staging it, linking with moments supposedly "natural", setting inside the film a discourse of duality. The language, again,and how stranger we could be because of it.