Confessions of Johnny Barcode


"I am manufactured for the bloodthirsty people, I am the rivers tumbling into the poison oceans.”

Constructed as rapid-fire montage and often soaked in apocalyptic orange, Confessions of Johnny Barcode takes place in a post-democratic state where aspirations of the individual are ruthlessly suppressed. Although the overseeing power remains unnamed, the film makes reference to political issues including East Timor, and New Zealand social welfare reform.

While the film is darkly politicised and chaotic, there are also dashes of humour; a giant model hand emerges to drag unsuspecting human workers out of shot, while hobbies of the mysterious I.A.N are identified as 'farmyards' and 'mating'.

Note: While Confessions of Johnny Barcode was originally made in 1999, this particular cut was completed in 2011.


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11 juin 2011 Grenoble