Axis of evil

Pascal LiÈvre

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5’30 • 2003 • ov french • st english • France • artist’s film

A text by George W. Bush quoted in the newspaper Le Monde, " an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world" is sung to the music of the song when the rain begins to fall originally performed by Jermaine Jackson and Pia Zadora.
Nathalie Bujold and Pascal Lièvre are the two characters of this video which draws its inspiration from video-clip art and expresses the improbable crossover between this theo-geo-political text with the language of love.
The two actors are filmed in front of the Niagara Falls, a highly symbolical place for honeymoons, and they declare their love using the very words of Bush declaring war on terrorism.

production: Dasein Prod
co-production: A.F.A.A. and Thécif Ile-de-France
music arrangements: Bruno Quinquet
interpreters: Tina Drevet et Jéremie Viraye
photography and editing: Laurent Carton

- awards
special mention - festival Retina - Hungary (2003)

watch the film


- screenings within the framework of La Vidéothèque Nomade
Court-Bouillon #2.18
La Vidéothèque Nomade @ JaJaJa #4
Workshop : le dessert du désert
Cabinet de recouvrement #2
Cabinet de recouvrement #1