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Rebel songs

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  • Technical data
  • Format: 16 mm
  • Date: 1984
  • Duration: 54 minutes
  • Writer and director: Richard Olivier
  • Image: Jean-François Boucher, Stéphane Adam
  • Sound: Chantal Bournonville
  • Editing: Rodolphe Verwest
  • Production director: Monique Licht

“Rebel songs” is both violent and poetic. Violent because it exposes injustice, misery, war, in one word the world’s weariness. Poetic because the images, even the most violent ones, translate the spirit of the singers/composers and of the texts. No discourse, no commentaries. What is said in “Rebel songs” is capital and the prophetic verse of Paul Eluard says it admirably: “If the echo of their voices weakens, we will die”. These Rebel songs are eternal and imperishable: they concern each and everyone. The texts of Jean-Roger Caussimon, Serge-Utgé Royo, Claude Semal, Gérard Berliner, Renaud, Jacques Prévert, Aragon-Ferré, Jacques Brel, Jacques Lefebvre, Christaine Stefanski talk about us and reveal our demons. They also expose the abuse of power which arises from wealth, arms, racial and social preconceptions, religiosity. This document is dedicated to all executioners of bodies, hearts and souls.

Press review

Tender, brutal, poetic images, always to the pint. A great moment of television. " Le Vif "

Desperate songs are the most beautiful. " Le Soir "

Like surgery, this document rips away our masks and reveals our demons. " La Cité "

Rebel Songs leaves a trace in our conscience. " Moustique "


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