When you can’t hear, things look very different. 

Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie’s life from one of the best DJ’s alive, through subsequent battle with a hearing disorder, culminating in his mysterious disappearance from the scene. A genius in his own right, he clawed his way to the top of the DJ ranks, now living the opulent life of a superstar, he resides in his trophy villa in Ibiza with his trophy wife. This is when tragedy hits. Due to a hearing disorder he is rapidly going deaf with only one functioning ear to complete the new Ibiza season. How is he doing behind the decks? Horrible. How is he doing in the studio where he produces his remixes? Frankie dives into a low period, struggling with deafness in utter depression. After a year of locking himself away he emerges on the other side with a fresh attitude towards his affliction. He accepts his deafness and learns to function without sound. Will Frankie make it back to the DJ booth? 

Director: Michael Dowse
Writer: Michael Dowse
Stars: Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan

IMDb betyg: 7.4
Original title It’s All Gone Pete Tong
Production country UK | Canada
Language English
Subtitle DanskaFinskaNorskaSvenska
Recommended age Na
Runtime 90 min
Color Color
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1

 

Nominated: British Independent Film Award

Won: Canadian Comedy Award

Won: Audience Award 
Won: Best Feature

Nominated: Genie

Won: Leo

Won: Best Canadian Feature Film

Won: Film Discovery Jury Award

The movie catches us up so profoundly in Frankie’s self-destructive spiral (and gradual rehab), it’s as though we’re seeing it all for the first time. I’d like to say that’s because the story is true, only it isn’t.

Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly

”Trainspotting” redux.

Russell Scott Smith, New York Post