Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan has offered us something to hold us over in between films (his next, “Tom at the Farm,” is in post-production now) with a stunning black-and-white music video for French band Indochine’s single “College Boy” that is already stirring up considerable controversy.
The video features Montreal actor Antoine Pilon as a teenage boy who is harassed and assaulted by his classmates, leading to a extremely violent climax where he is literally crucified on the school yard.
The clip has already been censored in France and Quebec’s MusiquePlus has already said it will not air the video. It comes with a very understandable warning that the images aren’t for everyone. Which is fair enough, though the heavy images Dolan uses make bold statements about bullying and gun violence.
Watch the video below if you live in Canada. If not, head on over here.