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Iggy Pop recognises himself in a manifesto by Michel Houellebecq. How can it be that this ‘advice to a young poet’ applies to this rock veteran too? Pop looks for the answer in Houellebecq’s world.

In his sun-drenched garden in Miami, Iggy Pop reads Michel Houellebecq’s manifesto To Stay Alive - a method. The singer recognises his own arduous first years as a person and as an artist in it. How can it be that this ‘advice to a young poet’ applies so strongly to him too? In his quest for the answer to this question, Pop gets acquainted with the people from Houellebecq’s world, like the psychotic poet Anne-Claire and street artist Dominique. In an encounter with the writer himself, the two discuss each other’s work and motivation.


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Title: To Stay Alive - A Method
Year: 2016
Duration : 1 hour, 10 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2017

MuziekGeschiedenisKunst & Cultuur

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