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VELVET GOLDMINE

Directed by : Todd HAYNES

     Country : UNITEDKINGDOM

Length : 120 minutes

Prix de la meilleure contribution artistique au Festival International du Film, 1998

Synopsis

1971 : Glam Rock explodes on the world, challenging the sincerity and machismo of the flower generation with glitter and savage sounds - thrilling and shocking the world. At the centre is Brian Slade. Turning mods and rockers on their heads, he takes the UK by storm, inspiring countless teenage boys and girls to paint their nails and explore their sexuality. Slade finally devours himself. Unable to escape the persona he has created, he stages a fake assassination. When his fans find out, his star falls into oblivion and Brian disappears.
1984 : Arthur, an imported Brit who works for a New York daily, is charged by his editors with writing an anniversary article on Brian Slade's staged assassination. As a boy, growing up in Manchester, Athur had been more than a fan of Slade's. He reluctan

Credits

Todd HAYNES - Script / Dialogue

Todd HAYNES - Director

Maryse ALBERTI - Cinematography

Carter BURWELL - Music

James LYON - Film Editor

Christopher HOBBS - Set decorator

Casting

Toni COLLETTE - Mandy Slade

Ewan MCGREGOR - Curt Wild

Jonathan RHYS MEYERS - Brian Slade

Eddie IZZARD - Jerry Devine

Christian BALE - Arthur

Photos

Film Poster © DR

Contacts

Distribution

AVION FILM PRODUCTIONS

In Competition – Feature Films 1998

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