Thu, Jun 14 – Tue, Jul 17: Traffic restrictions around HKW. More...

2014, Sun, May 11

Decoder

D: Muscha

Stupid Music (Doofe Musik) | Decoder, theatrical release poster

Stupid Music (Doofe Musik) | Decoder, theatrical release poster

Germany 1984, 87 min, German/English OV

Made on a minimal budget and based on William S. Burroughs’ nonfiction book “The Job,” “Decoder” is an almost-forgotten document of cyberpunk. It revolves around the idea, developed by Burroughs, of using manipulated Muzak to drive a conformist, consumer-oriented society to rebellion. The soundtrack features, among others, leading actor F.M. Einheit, John Caffery, Dave Ball and Genesis P.Orridge, who, like Burroughs himself, makes a cameo appearance.