vendredi 27 avril 2012

Les Temps Morts | Dead Times

René Laloux | 1964
Drawings by Roland Topor
Narrator (voice) Roland Dubillard 
English subtitles

What is man ? Man makes war, man kills man, man hunts, man is executed. A montage mixing original drawings by Topor, original shots and stock shots that ironically analyze what man is.

A shot of a planet, footage of Asian children playing in the streets with guns, then footage of war. It switches to illustrations, black and white pen & ink drawings the camera moves over, people in various states of undress and dismemberment. A man rides a dead horse, the horse's front and hind legs being carried by two other men, following a man with a castle for hair. Back to actual footage, snorkelers fishing, riflery, bullfighting, men and women in the act of stabbing and shooting, a woman in lingerie inhabiting a house made out of suitcases that each jail men's decapitated heads... photographs of people being guillotined, hung, beheaded, electrocuted.

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