Pierre Clémenti1981-1990CrimeExperimentalFrance

Pierre Clémenti – À l’ombre de la canaille bleue AKA In the Shadow of the Blue Rascal (1986)

300 kilos of heroin have disappeared in Necrocity, a city of terror—a city of night—where Captain Speed has a gang and the government hides the dead. An experimental crime film considered to be a landmark of Parisian underground cinema.

Letterboxd review
★★★★½ Watched by wormwould 23 Nov 2014

It’s a type of film that I have subconsciously always wanted to see, but didn’t know it until I had finally watched it. It exudes the incomparable pathos of 60’s Avant Garde, a la Kenneth Anger, Derek Jarman and Jack Smith (which is a movement Clementi has every right to belong to but is sadly often left unmentioned imho). The main difference is that instead of dealing with neo-pagan free-thinkers, it’s dealing with the 80’s underground club-junkies and it is a match made in heaven. It’s a profound introspection using the gritty examples of the Parisian drug world using one of the most industrial film movements out there.

Basically, it watches like a Coil album.

2.08GB | 1h 24m | 788×576 | mkv



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