We're all naked underneath our clothes....if Vigo, as per the quote on the Mubi page, wanted to inspire revolutionary thought with this short, he failed, but grandly...mostly a montage of banal bourgeois fun interspersed with some (too) sparse abrasive and surrealistic imagery (here i assume the juxtaposition was supposed to incite disgust)...as an artyfact its ok, but "zero" better be better...25 yrs old when made!
Masterful use of editing. This is a short experimental film exposing the good and bad aspects of modern society by contrasting them in an almost absurdist but effective way. It stands as a social commentary on the way that society is fueled by capitalism. Something that popped in my head while watching the film was : "Hiding in plain sight". Capitalism is hiding in plain sight. We, the society, are just hiding it.
This picture (as the profile picture for the movie) is the worst spoiler in the history of cinema! Who the hell thought it was a good idea to use it? Was it someone who watched the film? I'm so glad I came here only after watching this masterpiece. This ruins the experience of watching the whole film. It's supposed to be completely unexpected, out of context!
7.5/10. So Vigo described this as showing "[t]he last gasps [?!] of a society so lost in its escapism that it sickens you and makes you sympathetic to a revolutionary solution"? Whoever claims to see that today: Gimme a break. We see people and stuff in the Riviera sun. Beautifully shot. Edited with silliness and a rhythm. I saw this accompanied by a remarkably beautiful and upbeat accordion score.