"Godard captures a typically Anglo-Saxon radicality: the Black Panthers, and an insurrectionary violence of which the Stones are the vectors." - Olivier Assayas, Telerama
In 1968, The Rolling Stones recorded Sympathy for the Devil , a single present in the album Beggar's Banquet . In a junkyard, in the middle of car wrecks, supporters of "Black Power" read founding texts of the black revolt while shooting white women. “Eve Democracy” is symbolically murdered on a beach, her body draped in a veil stained with blood…
Jean-Luc Godard directs after Week-end and La Chinoise, a punchy film, between documentary and militant film. Alternating Rolling Stones recording sessions in the studio with scenes of protest and political questioning, the filmmaker captures, in majestic tracking shots, the struggles and questions at the turn of the year 68. An aesthetic experiment as much as a political one, dissociating images, sound and music, One + One is the version originally desired by Jean-Luc Godard and Sympathy for the Devil the one desired by the producers.
ONE + ONE / SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (1968 – Colors – 96 mins)
SUPPLEMENTS * . FROM ONE + ONE TO SYMPATHY(6 mins)
Preface. From the beginning of the film to its final reassembly by the production. . ONE + ONE BY JEAN DOUCHET AND CHRISTOPHE CONTE(23 mins) Perspectives on Godard and the Rolling Stones in 1968, through an analysis of their respective works by Jean Douchet and Christophe Conte.
. VOICES(1968 – Colors and B&W – 43 mins), a making of by Richard Mordaunt.
Shot during the production of One + One , Voices is the intimate portrait of filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard when he nearly lost his voice. We find the Rolling Stones, Stokely Carmichael and the "Black Power". Unique and exceptional!
. PICTURE GALLERY
. TRAILERS * in HD (upscaled) on the Blu-ray version ** only on Blu-ray edition