The Inner Scar (1972)
aka La cicatrice intérieure
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Surreal | Music | Experimental
Country: France | Director: Philippe Garrel
Language: Mostly English with a few French & German Parts
Subtitles: None (The director has forbidden subtitles in this film)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 57mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 1018×554 – 25fps – 948mb

A composition of symbolic, surreal and almost mystic images.This is a highly experimental French film consisting of no more than 23 camera shots, total. It resembles nothing so much as one of Warhol’s earlier films, except that it is more episodic.

Nico of the Velvet Underground portrays a different woman in each of the episodes. The first three concern her “rescues” from Death Valley, Egypt and Iceland by a young man to whom she eventually says “stay away from me.” Following that, she recites from various texts in German, French and English, makes various gnomic observations and encounters various men in various guises. All the men are played either by director Philippe Garrel or Pierre Clementi.


The Inner Scar (1972)