The director Isidore Isou is the
leader of the Lettrist movement and this film was the first Lettrist
After a catalog of all the
author's previous works, the camera follows the
filmmaker himself around the streets, while off-screen we hear an
argument at a cine-club about conventional cinema. Then a love story
of sorts joins in.
The sound and the picture are
purposefully unrelated. The images are destroyed by bleach and
scratched, and are sometimes viewed upside down. The director also
uses discordant chanting on the soundtrack, as well as movie clips
of some celebrities like Jean Cocteau.