V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN

THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN
Tabbert Fiiller (USA 2017)
 

Almost everybody knows Johnny Rotten, singer of the Sex Pistols. But nobody knows something about the man behind this punk-masquerade, who has the civic name John Lydon - even though he is still active with his band Public Image Limited. Thankfully the film deals with the well known story of "Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle" only briefly and concentrates on PIL. A band, which produced in it's worst moments only sound junk and outgrew the pop scene in it's best moments: Their LP "Metal Box", delivered in a 16mm film container, included the most oppressive song per se: "Death Disco".

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