Watch away. I'll wait.
Crazy, right? Some thoughts, links, and another vid after the jump.
Justice, who have a pretty great track record for videos, released this in May for the track "Stress". Indeed. I thought 'The Warriors' and 'La Haine' while watching it, two of my favorite movies. [The In-Between saw the Kassovitz connection too in their writeup.]
I don't know what the French post-disco duo had in mind, but it's really provocative and struck something profoundly human in me when I watched it.
Further discussion points:
- What are the conscious casting decisions made by the director, Romain Gavras? What are the racial under/overtones of the piece?
- How does your knowledge of France affect your viewing of the video?
- Those crosses rep Justice [pronounced juice-teece]'s logo, right? So the gang represents them, right? So holy shit, right?
- Are those crosses digitally tracked on there?
Okay...that's enough for today, class.
Gavras' hailed first vid, 'Signatune' by DJ Medi ft. Thomas Bangalter