Decoder, an underground film from the early 80’s has developed to a somehow prophetic cult movie. With an unique engagement of exceptional players, who for the most part play themselves (FM Einheit of Einstürzende Neubauten, the true Christiane F. of the infamous Bahnhof Zoo, Genesis P-Orridge of Psychic TV and the American writer William S. Burroughs) and extraordinary music of the time, such as Soft Cell, Einstürzende Neubauten, The The, the film dramatizes the transcending innovation which punk brought to the fields of communication, like a perfect precursor for the cyberpunk genre.
An audio-visual ambient dream. Exists in a state somewhere between historic newsreel, music video, German Expressionism, and *Videodrome* broadcast. More analog video textures than you can fit in a VHS clamshell case. A film that accumulates rather than narrates. Definitely recommended.