- Actors: Mimsy Farmer, Klaus Grünberg, Heinz Engelmann, Michel Chanderli, Henry Wolf
- Directors: Barbet Schroeder
- Writers: Mimsy Farmer, Barbet Schroeder, Eugene Archer, Paul Gardner, Paul Gégauff
- Producers: Barbet Schroeder, Charles Lachman, David Lewis, Pierre Cottrell
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 18
- Studio: Bfi
- DVD Release Date: 28 July 2003
- Run Time: 111 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00009XW8D
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,580 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ £1.26 UK delivery
More  [DVD]
Frequently bought together
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Barbet Schroeder's dark tale follows Stefan (Klaus Grunberg) in his pursuit of an American girl, Estelle (Mimsy Farmer) who he met at a party in Paris and follows to Ibiza. Initially he leads an idyllic lifestyle with her by the sea until he succumbs to the drug culture that Estelle mixes in and the destructive trappings of heroin addiction. The soundtrack is provided by Pink Floyd and features some of their most spontaneous and eclectic work.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top customer reviews
As a long time Pink Floyd fan, it has been the holy grail of movies to find, as I believe that this DVD release marks the movie's debut in the UK, tho it has long been regarded as a cult classic in France. At long last it was nice to see how the Pink Floyd score was used within with the movie, tho I personally feel we don't hear enough of what is (for me) an under-rated album within their cannon.
In conclusion, this is a decent watch if you're a fan of cult or art house movies, are interested in hippie culture, or are just curious about Pink Floyd's involvement.
Yes, heroin is very nice and it gives you a lovely warm feeling but it is so terribly MOREish. It's a shame because this young couple have a great time lying on rugs smoking pot and sun-bathing and swimming in the Eden-like Ibiza. But, the forbidden fruit of heroin rears its poppy-head. Still they have alot more fun trying LSD to get off the gear and manufacturing their own concoctions and all the time smoking plenty more puff.
Pushing the sun / heroin analogy further Stefan tells a story of a cult of young men in Calcutta who worship the sun. They sit naked and cross-legged and look at the sun until they go blind.
Well, I suppose you could call the movie prophetic because NOBODY in '69 would have thought the world could be in the grip of drugs to such an extent as we are now. And at least there is some sort of drug or counter culture in the movie. Their use of drugs is to give a new meaning to the world rather than just obliterate it.
I found this movie very satisfying and the low ratings irritating. The Pink Floyd soundtrack seems to be the motvation for many people watching this movie which is fine and good. But I think they don't really get the Floyd if they don't get this movie.