The thrill has gone for middle-aged couple Laura (Jackie van Beek) and Bruno (Australian actor Damon Herriman). They take a punt at Ẅønđeulä, a couples' retreat designed to strip relationships down — in all senses of the word. In this trailer Laura and Bruno experience intimacy seminars and nude hikes run by velvet-voiced guru Bjorg (a lascivious Jemaine Clement). Writer van Beek and director Armağan Ballantyne (The Strength of Water) upped the 'lunacy' of the idea by having their stellar cast improvise in gibberish: a made up language later subtitled by English comic Julia Davis (Nighty Night).
I'm a horny cobra!– Translation of guru Bjorn (Jemaine Clement) getting into the spirit of his intimacy seminar
Made with funding from the NZ Film Commission and Screen Australia