Is This the Greatest Music Video Ever Made? And It’s By a Canadian?

FYI Music points us in the direction of “Libertine,” a 24-minute (!!!) epic by Quebec-born Mylene Farmer.  And it’s much more than a music video.  It’s something that Stanley Kubrick might have dreamed up.  There are elaborate period costumes. Battles. Sweeping cinematography. Full-frontal nudity. Sex.  A cast of…well, a lot.

This mini-drama was shot in in France and cost about $300,000 to make.  Watch and be amazed. (And yes, it’s kinda NSFW.  But if you’re caught, explain that this is art.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Is This the Greatest Music Video Ever Made? And It’s By a Canadian?

  • March 5, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I find the thing that most disturbs me about this video is the officer drinking his tea from a cup and saucer on horseback – must the British always have their tea time everywhere they go.


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