Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bruno Dumont - Hors Satan (2011)

A very bizarre and slow-paced experience, but I liked it a lot. Almost made me feel like I was under the influence of psychedelics in certain scenes because the of  dynamic appearance of  the actors and the sound work and colors. From what I could make out, the film is allegorical and has a lot to do with ethics. The Guy seems sinister at first and you see him murder people, but as the movie goes on all you come to find that all of the acts of violence are made towards 'evil' people, and thus are made with good intentions. Then there is a scene later on that has you questioning his motives again, but it just goes to show that he neither angelic protector, nor devil, but simply human, and bound to destructive urges in need of purging. Here's the trailer, but keep in mind the movie itself is far more low-key and plotless than it will have you believe:

MIX - Sounds of a Strange and Lonely Age


01) Michael Gira - You See Through Me
02) Marianne Faithful - The Stars Line Up
03) Anne Clark - Poem for A Nuclear Romance
04) Martha + The Muffins - This is the Ice Age
05) Algebra Suicide - Stopping
06) Kevin Harrison - Chase the 'Dragon
07) Furniture - Transatlantic Cable
08) John Lennon - Nobody Told Me
09) Kendra Smith - Wheel of the Law
10) Concrete Blonde - Tomorrow Wendy
11) The Band of Holy Joy -  Who Snatched the Baby?
12) Richard Hawley - No Way Home
13) Billy Bragg - Waiting For the Great Leap Forward
14) Bill Fay - Camille
15) The Garbage and the Flowers - Love Comes Slowly Now
16) Ultra Vivid Scene - Mercy Seat
17) Zero Le Creche - Last Year's Wife (12" Version)