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The XX 'Fiction' by Young Replicant

Sam Hill - 12th June 2013

The XX band member Oliver Sim takes the lead in this second promo for the band from Young Replicant, putting in a strong and mysterious performance in this noir film, set in a spectacular West Coast property.  

Alex Takacs - aka Young Replicant – has previously been noted for his canny use of special effects or special scenery. And in his video for The XX's Chained he had Oliver and Romy submerged in a lido in Cornwall. But here it's about establishing a delicate, heightened dead-of-night atmosphere in this fine-looking video that perfectly suits the band's love of monochrome. 

And Alex explains the video, and how he intended it to be a "Borgesian dream quest - a blurring of what's real and what's imagined", in an interview on Noisey.

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Sam Hill - 12th June 2013

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  • Performance
  • Promos
  • The XX, Fiction, Young Replicant, Pulse Films, XL Recordings

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Young Replicant
Producer
Justin Benoliel
Production Company
Executive Producer
Laura Tunstall

Camera

Director of Photography
Chayse Irvin
Steadicam
Ross Coscia

Art

Production designer
Jordan Hawkins

Editorial

Editor
Young Replicant

Commission

Commissioner
Phil Lee
Label
XL Recordings

Misc

Production Coordinator
Alexis Celic
Post
Young Replicant

Sam Hill - 12th June 2013

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