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Radiohead 'If You Say The Word' by Kasper Häggström

David Knight - 24th Sept 2021

Kasper Häggström creates a brilliantly absurd satire for this previously unreleased Radiohead track.​

A spectacularly surreal premise is delivered in the Norwegian director's characteristically precise and measured fashion - people in suits are standing in fields, moors and woods - like grazing animals - being rounded-up by a trio of farm hands. And this leaves the viewer plenty of room to ponder the significance and symbolism of they are witnessing.

Ultimately, it turns out that these creatures are being returned to what would be regarded as their natural habitat - a timely comment on the post-lockdown moment and rush back to 'normality'. But by this point you may be sighing with relief.

Radiohead have taken Häggström into a darker level of comedy than we have seen in his previous videos, which is a fascinating development. He looks like a very good match for the great alt-rock band. 

 

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David Knight - 24th Sept 2021

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  • Comedy
  • Alternative
  • Indie
  • Rock
  • Satire

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Kasper Häggström
Producer
Daphne Do
Production Company
Executive Producer
Dom Thomas
Executive Producer
Morgan Clement
1st AD
Joe Mulvihill

Camera

Director of Photography
Daniel Voldheim
1st AC
Jason Dully
2nd AC
Joshua Dadson

Lighting/Grip

Grip
Fric Lopez

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Kate Forbes
Hair & Make-up
Nicola Svensen

Casting

Casting director
Hammond Cox Casting

Editorial

Editor
Dominic Leung
Editor
Kasper Häggström
Editing company
ZED
Edit Producer
Harriet Cawley

Grading

Colourist
Julien Alary

VFX

Post production company
Bacon Oslo
Post Producer
Eli Sandal
Post Producer
Øystein Dyb

Commission

Commissioner
Label
XL Recordings

Misc

Film Laboratory

Misc

Playback
Von Adams
Stunt Co-ordinator
Jim Dowdall
Online
Markus Tangre

Other credits

Precision Driver

Derek Lea

Wardrobe Assistant

Rachel Santoro

Set PA

Reagan Clare

Runner

Djamel Adina

Sound Technician

Andreas Waag Martinsen

Camera rental house

Panavision

Storyboards

Temple Clark

Cast

Farmers

Cast

Suits

Special Thanks

Magne Lyngner (Bacon Oslo), Michael Cox (Hammond Cox Casting), Misbourne Valley Locations, City of London, Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Javier Gil-Casares, Mathilde Friis

David Knight - 24th Sept 2021

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