French article on Pearls before Swine
December 25, 2009
There is an article in French on my film Pearls Before Swine which starred Boyd Rice (above, in a rare still from the film), that someone told me about, see here. I dropped the text into translate internet program and got this text below. I could try and correct the text and its meaning but you get the idea. If any want to translate it better feel free and I’ll replace the text.
“The film “Pearls before swine” of Richard Wolstencroft is a production of 1999 and this is his long third feature. He did a new one (a fourth one) this year but we hope to see it soon. The Australian film director Wolstencroft plays also a small role in this film, the one of Julius Vollmer, cut down by the mafia, but he is credited as Richard Masters for the cameo.
The film title comes directly of the gospel according to Holy Mathew and of this sentence saying “do not throw pearls to the pigs” (chapter 7, verse 6). The Christian fundamentalists were the secondary subject of his long first feature “Bloodlust” (1992) that now is incorporated in this new edition “k-films” (1) but that also was marketed in France before by the defunct corporation “Haxan”.
The protagonist is Boyd Rice, the industrial musician “NON”. It embodies in this film the role of a killer professional of Fascist ideology that implements itself in company of two other mafia and fascists as him to commit crimes. They start with the young HOMELESS PERSONS that sleep in the street and they continue later with the performers of a marginal troop.
The mafioso Daniel Wingrove (incarnate by Boyd Rice) has a predilection for the sex SM, just as its friends. It is nevertheless a little “intellectual” and it likes a lot to read the controversial writer Morton Bugs that will become the next target for him and for its assistants. They will receive an order to murder. On the road they will cross a registered truck “RW 666”. RW are surely the initial ones of the film director and the figure “magic” would like to designate also the affiliation of the protagonist Rice (but not only) to the” church of the Satan”. The picture of Anton LaVey (the founder of this church) appears in ray in a bookstore on the cover of a book, next to the books of Morton Bugs.
Will the writer Morton Bugs finally be cut down? We not you will reveal the end but we only you will say that the same actor embodies the two: the mafioso Wingrove and the writer Bugs. The passport of Bugs writes his nationality South African. Why this choice?
In this film fascist words of all the kinds go and come. We will reproduce you only one homophobic one related by a friend yuppie of Wingrove:” I talk about you the PD (editor’s note: c’ is written as that to the subtitles). I think that the disease of the Aids is a gift of God. …. / I think that a group of fondamentalistes réligieux would agree with you. / … Because the Aids is a war weapon. In the art domain, the biggest agitators are the PD…. I talk about you these PD agitators as Mapplethorpe, Jarman…” we have to note that Jarman was one of our favotite directors! During the credits, one sees thanks to Genesis P-Orridge that was the inventor of the industrial music (the kind practiced by Boyd Rice) and the protagonist scriptwriter of our preceding film. The final sentence of the credits has “Long Live the New Dawn”.
written by Dionysos Andronis
(1) “k-films” was the corporation that had organized in the past the important Parisian festival FFF (Festival of the Film Fétichiste), a festival that no longer exists aujourd’hui. The organizers of this festival had programed several times the films of Aryan Kaganof. “