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95'

Italy,France, 2020

Production : Les Films Furax, Bo Fidelity Cineproduzioni

Programmed by Charlène Dinhut

English

French



Music



Synopsis


In 1990s Edinburgh, Ben Wallers founded Country Teasers, which went on to become a cult band. To borrow the words of Nicolas Moog, we’re left with “a collection of fantastic songs, pure country music disguised as iconoclastic garage rock, erratic and dissonant. And the outrageous quality of the lyrics in which cruelty vies with sensitivity – shocking, perfectly honed writing!”

Tënk's opinion


In guise of a documentary about Country Teasers, “This Film Should Not Exist” sets off in search of something that’s undoubtedly a secret: the genius of Ben Wallers, his grace free from illusions, the extreme nature of his texts, and what accompanies him as he navigates the music world made up of myths. Not content just to give an account of a career and path in life, the directors make the clichés inherent in this world even more complex, and this remarkable film spirals closer to what’s really going on behind the drunken benders, the falls and the rebounds. Combined with the disconcerting interviews with Waller is archive footage from a tour with the Oblivians and accounts from people who were around at the time, including the precious voice of the Welsh-language band Datblygu, and Tim Warren, founder of the garage rock label Crypt Records.

Charlène Dinhut
Programmer and curator

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