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6 August 2019

Mercedes Marxist

by Syd Briscoe

Idles: “Mercedes Marxist” - 3 mins 37s

Headbanging music takes on a whole new meaning in this bleak promo for Idles's latest single 'Mercedes Marxist'. The film follows a man living a life of quiet desperation, moving from job to home to job again without feeling much more than like he's banging his head against a wall... literally.

The percussive nature of the action is deftly handled by directing duo thirtytwo, who infuse the pallid, washed-out scenes with a formidable amount of foreboding. Even when it seems the protagonist might find a way out of his own circle of hell, he's rudely slapped in the face by reality - and the relentless cycle simply begins all over again. Not one to watch on a Monday morning, that's for sure.

Film Production: Pulse Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: thirtytwo Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Erin Sayder
Executive Producer: James Sorton / Maurizio von Trapp
Cinematographer: Ben Fordesman
Editor: Ellie Johnson ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ @ tenthree Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Time Based Arts Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Anthony Moore / Josh Campbell @ Factory Ⓟ Ⓦ

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