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Permanent Green Light | Dennis Cooper & Zac Farley

August 5, 2019

If Gerardo Naranjo hadn’t already taken the title I’m Gonna Explode for his 2008 portrait of adolescent rebellion, it would have made a fitting option for Permanent Green Light, the sophomore feature from co-directors Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley. Then again, perhaps that would have been too literal a choice for this story — about a teenager, Roman (Benjamin Sulpice), who lives in the French suburbs of Cherbourg and attempts to commit suicide by blowing himself up. Indeed, the film’s…

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