Theatrical and confrontational, New Zealand’s bad boys of rock, Head Like a Hole reform with belligerence, vulnerability and shamelessness, amidst their ongoing battles of past addictions and sabotaged dreams, in their continuing quest for glory and relevance.
Any band preposterous, propulsive and dysfunctional as Head Like a Hole is going to have a story worth telling. Swagger of Thieves charts the past and present chaos, as the band reform, record and tour. Staring down the age Nigel Booga Beazley and Nigel Regan, the ever-collapsing binary stars of any HLAH line up, strut their guts and stuff with cock wobbling and floor pounding gruntle. Ever the notorious and iconic New Zealand rock band, Head Like a Hole do not polish their legacy here.
Official selection, New Zealand International Film Festival
(NZIFF Aug 2017, World Premiere)
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018
Duration: 106 minutes (including titles)
Producer and Director: Julian Boshier
Photography: Julian Boshier
Editor: Eddie Larsen
Sound Post: Dick Reade
Specifications: 1.85:1 – DTS 5.1 surround – DCP 25fps
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