An Asian maid has fantasies about her boss's boyfriend and their secret hatreds.
The notion that's explored here is that couples often try to live up to an often traditional ideal. In failing to meet the perfection of the fantasy their frustration erupts into a subconscious battle. The maid here is a voyeur, imagining a wedding and trying to appease her own personal desire for the groom. Her feather duster becomes destructive however, the theater tickets of the romantic drama are compared to cutting razor blades. Popcorn is actually the result of violent explosions. She sweeps up the pieces at the end and reconciles the couple who become locked in an eternal toast.
This film is another from my Suicide Club days. Pierre Barral was actually going out with Michiko Takahashi at the time. Sharon Cain, who made a memorable appearance with a Christian Brothers wine bottle in "Delirium Tremens," here returns as the bride. John Law and Jane Solis who were also a couple at the time, play the traditional bride and groom. The scene of the struggle was shot in the Fox Oakland Theater when it was an abandoned building. Using John Law's trusty rope ladder, we climbed up to the roof to get in.
I'd lost the original soundtrack for this film so I recently assembled one with music from George Crumb, Christopher Rouse, Steve Roach, Eric Satie and my talented friend David Graves.