“It was already the dawn of this exhausting day that we are now seeing draw to a close when the young Marx wrote to Ruge: “You can hardly claim that I think too highly of the present time. If I nevertheless do not despair of it, it is because its own desperate situation fills me with hope.””
IN GIRUM IMUS NOCTE ET CONSUMIMUR IGNI is named for a medieval palindrome with supposedly magical and even satanic significance. It was intended to be Debord's final film and serve as a kind of testament to his many projects and the manner in which he made his way through the very bad times into which he was born. Fashioned from a heap of broken images, still and moving, he recalls the joys and sorrows of his life.