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Planet B-Boy

November 29, 2009

Planet B-Boy, a documentary about breakdancing, is much like watching a well-made surf movie. It starts with a historical introduction that seems insufficient and quickly moves into the international – if still somewhat “underground” – scene as it stands today. The film follows five different teams into the Battle of the Year competition held in Germany, the alleged world cup of breakdancing. So what you get is a bit of how the sport/artform has translated into different cultures and some insight into motivation and personal sacrifices made by the dancers. All of which is basically an excuse to watch some downright ridiculous feats of physicality (hence the allusion to surf movies). Not the greatest doc ever made, but pretty upbeat and inspiring.

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  1. Ton permalink
    December 8, 2009 6:11 pm

    Pat, I just saw this documentary. Great stuff and nice blog, too. Hope all is well man. Take care, Ton

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