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Absurd

UK, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Experimental)

Director: John Maybury

John Maybury, rock clip maestro and assistant to Derek Jarman, embellishes an aromatic New Wave lyric with a ribbon of suggestive icons linking minotaurs, supermarket punks and jock strapped angels. (P.K)

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