(“The Crystal Cradle”)
Production: France, 1976
Director: Philippe Garrel
Category: Experimental/Drugs
Heroin chic to the max in this morbid, tenebrous trance-film which features the ultimate pairing of Teutonic rock sirens, Nico and Anita Pallenberg. Nico lies in a drug-induced near-coma, dreaming of mythical beings, before ending it all with a bullet through the skull. Pallenberg shoots up on-camera. The music is provided by seminal kraut-rockers Ash Ra Tempel. Lovers Nico and Garrel went on to collaborate on Le Bleu Des Origines before they split up in 1979, an event which signalled Garrel’s move towards the mainstream.

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