• Richard Stanley
  • 1990
  • 93'
  • United States, United Kingdom
  • 35 mm (Proj. HD)
  • English (Sous-titre: FR)
  • Couleur
  • Âge légal: 16 ans

In 1985, Richard Stanley made «Incidents in an Expanding Universe», a 45 minutes production describing the romance between a sculptress and a soldier within a vanishing world, our world set in 2037, whereby he laid down the basis for his film «Hardware» (1990) that was yet to come. In this movie, the soldier is offering his beloved one the carcass of a robot that she uses as prime material for one of her works, allowing him to come back to life and create complete havoc. An ultra violent B-movie (X classified before cuts were made by the US censors), «Hardware» and its radioactive universe, its political references, its discourse about artificial intelligence, and its military drones seems to be far more actual today than twenty years ago, even though the overall atmosphere is very close to the 80's. This is a true rock'n'roll movie that benefits from the know how of its author who brings in Iggy Pop and Lemmy Kilmister, and uses music or video tapes from PIL, Ministry, Gwar or Coil whose furtive appearances are part of the permanent chaos on screen. Because of its home made appearance, its non-typical atmosphere and its narrative style, «Hardware» received as much criticism as praise from the press and the public, which made it a cult movie by those looking for alternative productions.


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