Iconic teenage slackers are transformed into the pillars of a sad indie drama in Joseph Brett's 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' trailer recut. The filmmaker from London recently rewatched the John Hughes classic -- which he counts as one of his favorite films -- and gave it the uber emotional, dramatic treatment à la Sofia Coppola.

"I'm always struck by how beautifully shot it is for a comedy, compared to those made now. Also how sincere the story is once you get past all the 80's ... ness," Brett writes on his blog. Turns out, all the high school pranks and other goofball shenanigans were hiding lots of lens flare and intense dialogue, set over slow-mo and extreme, low-angle shots with an obligatory indie rock band score. Even though most indie recuts err on the side of over-the-top ridiculousness because it's part of their charm, Brett's feels more organic thanks to the inherent witticisms and sophistication of Hughes highly quotable, coming-of-age tale about a gang of friends who decide to skip school.

Check out Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) at his existential, angsty best after the jump.