Radiohead 'If You Say The Word' by Kasper Häggström
Kasper Häggström creates a brilliantly absurd satire for this previously unreleased Radiohead track.
A spectacularly surreal premise is delivered in the Norwegian director's characteristically precise and measured fashion - people in suits are standing in fields, moors and woods - like grazing animals - being rounded-up by a trio of farm hands. And this leaves the viewer plenty of room to ponder the significance and symbolism of they are witnessing.
Ultimately, it turns out that these creatures are being returned to what would be regarded as their natural habitat - a timely comment on the post-lockdown moment and rush back to 'normality'. But by this point you may be sighing with relief.
Radiohead have taken Häggström into a darker level of comedy than we have seen in his previous videos, which is a fascinating development. He looks like a very good match for the great alt-rock band.
|Production Company||Object & Animal|
|Executive Producer||Dom Thomas|
|Executive Producer||Morgan Clement|
|1st AD||Joe Mulvihill|
|Director of Photography||Daniel Voldheim|
|1st AC||Jason Dully|
|2nd AC||Joshua Dadson|
|Stunt Co-ordinator||Jim Dowdall|
|Hair & Make-up||Nicola Svensen|
|Edit Producer||Harriet Cawley|
|Post production company||Bacon Oslo|
|Post Producer||Eli Sandal|
|Post Producer||Øystein Dyb|
|Film Laboratory||Cinelab Film and Digital|
|Casting director||Hammond Cox Casting|
|Other credits||Precision Driver: Derek Lea Wardrobe Assistant: Rachel Santoro Set PA: Reagan Clare Runner: Djamel Adina Sound Technician: Andreas Waag Martinsen Camera rental house: Panavision Storyboards: Temple Clark Cast - Farmers: Andrew Turner, Henry Miller, Paul Field Cast - Suits: Akira Koieyama, Ali Brice, Amanda Bright, Andre Squire, Anthony Shuster, Conor Kennedy, Geoffrey Breton, Hugh Skinner, Marilyn O’Brien, Sean Baker Special Thanks: Magne Lyngner (Bacon Oslo), Michael Cox (Hammond Cox Casting), Misbourne Valley Locations, City of London, Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Javier Gil-Casares, Mathilde Friis|
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