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Film about a mentally ill guy living with his mother who keeps him from leaving the flat. Becomes singer in a punk band. Australian film from the 90s??

A mentally retarded guy lives together with his mother who keeps him from leaving the apartment claiming the air outside is poisoned. Whenever she goes outside she is taking a gas mask with her.  After his mother had died he kills his cat by wrapping it in a plastic foil. He keeps the dead cat for some time and still would not leave the apartment.  He finally goes to town, not able to talk, meeting several people. Next thing I remember is that he becomes a member of a punk band, their concerts becoming successful with him screaming in a unique way. Must be a film from the 90s, not sure if a TV or cinema production, could be Australian? I guess it's an independent production, also the actors aren't famous. Thanks!
asked Sep 11, 2014 in Name That Movie by Bronsky (160 points)
edited Sep 12, 2014 by Bronsky

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"Bad Boy Bubby" (1993)

It is indeed an Australian film, and the plot of this movie is exactly as you described above. Guy is mentally ill, mother confines him to the house, telling him that the air outside is poisonous, guy eventually joins a band.
answered Sep 11, 2014 by casspir (18,581 points)
selected Sep 12, 2014 by Bronsky
Dear casspir, this is it! Thanks to you, I finally found the whole film online now. Weird, but great stuff that I recommend to everyone. Many thanks!
Glad to help, you are most welcome, and thanks for following up your question and marking my answer as best answer.:)
I wish I have an answer to your other question, the one about the sunken plane. It sounds an interesting movie, but unfortunately, your description does not ring any bell.