Des jeunes gens mödernes (Kids of Töday) (2012)
In the Jerome De Missolz documentary Kids of Today legendary seventy's French rock critic Yves Adrien becomes an obsession of a young counterculture group. Music from yesterday and today pave a revolutionary road through the generational collision. From the opening scene, the film uses William S. Burroughs cut up style storytelling with an excerpt from the classic silent film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari then quickly cuts to the electro-punk band Crystal Castles intertwining the decadent pasts and urban futures. -- (C) Factory 25 … More
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Critic Reviews for Des jeunes gens mödernes (Kids of Töday)
All the Skyping, Facebooking, and Googling are, ultimately, tools for animated philosophical conversations about dissemination theory, intellectual affectation, and post-punk identity.
Undercut by a nostalgic insistence that the partying was a lot more fun, wild and meaningful back in the day.
Refraining images of the mind-controlled sleepwalker Cesare from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari seem to submit Adrien as a Svengali-like figure to the kids, even as his "Iggy used to say . . ." pickups to fresh-faced scenesters don't seem to pay off.
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