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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Brian Jones
Bill Wyman
Charlie Watts
Marianne Faithfull.
Directors
Jean-Luc Godard.
Screenwriters
Jean-Luc Godard.
Running Time
100 minutes

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Sympathy for the Devil


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Plot
Documentary of 1960's culture and counter-culture, interspersed with footage of the Rolling Stones


Review

Ever the master of the avant-garde wind-up, Jean-Luc Godard once proclaimed, “Art is a gun,” and here he’s firing all over the place. Rich in the spirit of ’68, this movie cooks a strange brew: Rolling Stones rock-doc and bonkers cine-Marxist polemic. The latter is typical Godard genius-bollocks, outraged and outrageous in its counter-cultural howling. The former is simply genius, covering the composition, demo and recording of (have you guessed yet?) Sympathy
For The Devil.

Stones fan or not, it’s flat-out mesmeric, the anatomy of a classic song shot with passion, intimacy and prowling panache…


Extras

Sympathy For The Devil Sympathy For The Devil
Released: 05 June 2006
While the director’s cut is an indulgence, on-set doc Voices is as deep a dig into the Godard enigma as you’ll get.


Verdict
Not just for Stones' fans.


Reviewed by Simon Crook

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