David Knight - 9th Aug 2012

Willem Dafoe and Carice van Houten star in Nabil Elderkin's astonishing clip for Antony and the Johnsons' Cut The World.

You really won't forget this one in a hurry. What starts as a gentle, reflective portrait of a businessman and his PA on an ordinary workday morning - with a suggestion of romance - turns into something else entirely. Its consummate filmmaking - great performances, beautifully shot by Lasse Frank - and its very very dark...

The concept of the video was developed through collaboration between Nabil and Antony - who is also the curator of this year's Meltdown Festival and has been expressing some unusual views on gender politics recently. Still, not quite as extreme as what's going on here.

Men in positions of authority - you may want to start wearing polo necks after watching this...

PRO Credits


Production CompanyAcademy Films
ProducerLiz Kessler
Director of PhotographyLasse Frank
EditorTony Kearns
Art DirectorFleur Ankone
Line ProducerBo Polak
Post ProducerAbsolute Post
ColouristMatt Turner
Grading companyAbsolute Post

David Knight - 9th Aug 2012

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