Kid Wise 'Hope' by Truman & Cooper

Kid Wise 'Hope' by Truman & CooperKid Wise 'Hope' by Truman & Cooper
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This superb video for Kid Wise's Hope by Truman & Cooper - that's Jonathan Cohen and Anthony Jorge – is ostensibly about a feral gang of teenagers on the loose in the French countryside, and how their extreme behaviour swings wildly from the sweet to the sexual, to the repulsively violent.

But that's only aspect of a story which is actually more devastating. In fact, the dynamic at the core of the video is virtually the stuff of Greek tragedy. The gawky kid in the gang (brilliantly played by Fred Hotier), mesmerized by the gang's leader's beautiful, sexy girlfriend, and unable to control his feelings, is drawn inexorably towards a horrible fate. Utterly gripping.        

Credits

Director
Truman & Cooper
Production Company
ChezEddy
Director of Photography
Victor Seguin
Hair & Make-up
Julie Brones
Stylist
Julie Brones
Colourist
Jérôme Calvet
Label
LMI
Editor
Manuel Coutant
Cast
Fred Hotier
Title Design
Laure Martinez
Cast
Lola Young, Léo Faubert, Nathan Davrinche-Hamet

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