You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

The Weeknd Shares Violent, NSFW ‘False Alarm’ Video Directed by ‘Hardcore Henry’ Helmer Ilya Naishuller

Warning: Graphic images ahead.

The Weeknd Ilya Naishuller False Alarm Video


If you were a fan of Ilya Naishuller’s first-person cyber-action film “Hardcore Henry,” might we suggest watching The Weeknd’s latest music video for his single “False Alarm.” Directed by Naishuller, the short film comes with a “parental advisory” warning for its graphic images and plays out like a first-person shooter game.

The video is from the perspective of a bank robber whose mission has gone awry. With a hostage in hand, the thief and his crew are seen shooting policemen, throwing grenades, driving off with the money and involved in an explosive action-packed high-speed chase. There’s men in skull masks, blood, violence and shifting loyalties.

READ MORE: The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s ‘Starboy’ Music Video is a Dark and Gritty Journey – Watch

The R&B singer also shared an eye-catching poster for the video, which pre-warned viewers of the gritty story.

READ MORE: Riz Ahmed’s Swet Shop Boys Tackle Racial Profiling in Music Video for ‘T5’ – Watch

Russian director Naishuller is also known as a member of the indie rock band Biting Elbows. His directorial debut came in 2013 when he directed the music video for his band’s track “Bad Motherf***er.” His first film, “Hardcore Henry,” premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award.

“False Alarm” is the second single off The Weeknd’s forthcoming album “Starboy,” out November 25. Check out the clip below.

Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Film and tagged ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox