The world after the atomic age. An engineer disappears, together with his consortium (Kryo’Corp) and his discovery: a new energy source powered by the fusion of two primary substances. Ulysses, Kryo’Corp’s heir, organises an expedition to the only place these substances occur.
The soundtrack to Treasure of the Bitch Islands has memorable songs like Pièces du sommeil, Descente sur la Cisteria, Désastre des escorte, Passe des destitués, Le chant des hyènes or the original Soleil trahi. They accelerate the psychological journey of characters lost in hallucinations full of intrigue. Against contemporary consumerism are posed the expressive wealth, pugnacious energy and experimental sincerity of Ossang’s island inhabitants. Against a backdrop of ash and ancient lava, they flee for the darkness in their jeeps, and perpetuate the art of drug use: a legacy from centuries of black romanticism. This is their real treasure, gathered by poets addicted to their craft. Their arsenal is not so much Kalashnikovs, but ‘le prince cutter’ (as F.J. will later sing in Claude Pélieu was here). That is to say, the strength to cut beyond the dotted lines, the instinct to avoid all deterrents to abandonment in intoxication. –Rotterdam
Born in 1956, F.J. Ossang is a writer and filmmaker. He has written and directed four shorts and three features, including L’affaire des divisions morituri (1984), Le trésor des îles chiennes (1991) and Docteur Chance (1998). He is now preparing a fourth feature, La succession Starkov. He is also a singer with the MKB Fraction Provisoire group, which has produced nine albums since 1981, as well as the soundtracks of his previous films. He has published a dozen books, including Génération néant (1993), Les 59 jours (1999), W.S. Burroughs (2007). –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs