“Remember Sammy Jankis”
The male anger beaten in your face.
You already know what happened.
No. You don’t know what happened.
And your certainty shatters like the bottle of green glass thrown against the wall.
The english band ∆ (the combination of Alt-J on keyboard) lets themselves to be guided by a young director Ellis Bahl to create the story to support their mix of folkish-pop/white r&b song, a story that destabilizes the audience’s common sense with their video as much as they do with their music.
Bahl’s short movie is a sort of noir film in taste of Nolan’s Memento (especially in the first minutes) and reminds Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist‘ although ‘Breezeblocks’ doesn’t have the same visual power. That is a movie which has its raison d’être in its shocking reverse narration and in its meaning: Bahl plays a smart game against the mental construct in human being.
The female victim becomes the executioner.
The meaning becomes also a consideration that breaks the wall of the video’s running time.
Bahl tell you ‘pay attention, man’, all you think to know could be not actually the truth.
Also in the end, you don’t know anything.
Are you so sure that the executioner who becomes victim, is actually the victim?