[Cinémathèque PT #: 35 mm] (2010) The soundtrack by Ash Ra Tempel is one of the most beautiful instances of music use I've "witnessed" since forever. The images are sheer poetry. Nico is a masterpiece herself.
First you buy some heroin, then you hire Nico and Anita Pallenberg circa 1970's. Next, read a little Baudelaire and watch a little Warhol to set your course. That's the movie. But someone really fucking inspired (Garrel?) hired Ash Ra Tempel and Lutz Ulbrich to build a sound track from electric guitars with dopamine strings . . . and voila! Il est un chapitre de l'histoire du cinéma.
The quality of the VHS transfer was so poor that I could hardly tell what was going on, although perhaps I didn't miss much, given that the film apparently consists of Garrel and Nico fixing drug-addled stares on their faces for 70-plus minutes. (Oh, there's also some music at some point.) The whole thing never gets off the ground.
Deeply melancholic and dreamily romantic. The beautiful and simplistic aesthetic of the film leaves me speechless. Since years AshRa Tempel's soundtrack has always been among my favorites, extremely poignant dreamscapes.