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Blank Generation
Germany/USA 1991
Directed by Uli Lommel
Running time 85 minutes
Rated M

Reviewed by
Bernard Hemingway
1 stars


Real-life Vogue model, Carole Boquet, and real life punk rocker Richard Hell (who is credited as a co-writer of the film) of Richard Hell and the Voidoids are an unlikely combination and no Sid and Nancy in this story of a love/hate relationship between a punk rocker, Billy, and journalist, Nada.

Although appropriating the Warhol/Morrissey anti-aesthetic which managed to make boredom irresistibly engaging director  and co-writer Uli Lommel only manages to be boring. Not to be confused with The Blank Generation (1976), the fine documentary about the New York punk scene directed by Amos Poe and Ivan Kral, the only elements of interest here are Hell’s title song, his only contribution to music history, which is played multiple times, and a 60 second appearance of Warhol towards the end of the film but they do not make this clueless effort endurable except for die-hard fans of the era.

 

 

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