So a while back I downloaded the Florian Gaag underground cult film Wholetrain. It’s not the most-known graffiti film but Florian Gaag has a good following and the movie is really good.
I’ve been trying to focus the blog on more of the culture surrounding graffiti rather than graffiti itself. Those who spray paint follow not only documentaries (like Cope2: Kings Destroy, Infamy, or Style Wars), but also niche graffiti films – films like Wholetrain.
The story’s a classic. The tribulations of a main character’s personal life and graffiti life – being called toys by rival crews, the ever-driving fantasy of painting a Wholetrain (top to bottom, front to back, all cars), loyalty of crew members and a baby all add to the protagonists obstacles – in the end the film comes off authentic, gritty, and gives an honest impression of the tensions surrounding the graffiti culture. I recommend this movie to anyone slightly interested in graffiti, you could do far worse in choice.
Below I’ve included a trailer for the movie, subtitled in English. If you’re having trouble finding subtitles in English you could check out our accompanying article: Wholetrain English Subtitles, a set of subtitles we at OPEK LIFE have put together for the SA23 Rip of the film, found on torrent sites online.
And of course, most importantly, come back and let us know what you thought of the film! Here’s the trailer…
I loved the movie and think that you will too. We’ve provided a link to buy it on Amazon and can strongly recommend it to anyone who is into the cult graffiti/street art film genre.