Nina Simone in NYC 1960
by Jim Marshall
Jean-Michel Frodon: Who is Monsieur Merde? Is he a ghost who has appeared from the past? A workmate?
Leos Carax: Monsieur Merde is fear and phobia. Childhood too. He’s the great post-9/11 regression (terrorists who believe in tales of virgins in paradise, political leaders rejoicing that they can finally make the most of their full powers, like all-powerful kids. And dumbfounded people, like orphans in the dark). Monsieur Merde is the extreme foreigner: the racist immigrant. ‘My God always places me among those I hate the most’.
(Source: jesus-of-the-moon, via lilacea)