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The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice

Reza Abdoh

America is crumbling! Projecting rilke and Cocteau into an orwellian postnuclear world reworked by the Marx Brothers, an explosive insane waltz in which Orpheus and Eurydice – heads shaven, batteries in the neck and genders reversed – explore a punk underworld where eroticism is strictly forbidden.


Charging the dark corners of the modern world on a motorbike, the famous musician of greek mythology blends together kabuki, brazilian martial dance, the art of Marcel Duchamp and Francis Bacon, the language of Artaud, Brecht and William Burroughs, psychiatric research and wine and cheese guides… bombarded by video clips of the twentieth century’ trapped in a world of frozen souls that he would like to purge of evil, he persists in believing that safety is the most dangerous of all conditions. From a radical visionary who rocked Los Angeles, a celebration of desire cut like a diamond, the most brilliant and sharpest of all gems: Orpheus’s song to freedom is just as polished, just as hard.


Written and directed Reza Abdoh