16.11.10 by Jeff

Unoder

“Unoder” by Under Byen. Directed by Manyar I. Parwani, an Afghan-born filmmaker living in Denmark. The art direction in this is spectacular.

under byen unoder music video manyar I. Parwani

Watch the music video below!




Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.








  • http://theburdenofmystery.com evan

    wow. very well done.

    living/working here in small-town afghanistan, i’d say that would really cause some trouble here, if ppl knew you made something like that and you were living nearby.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      you’re living in afghanistan evan?

  • http://thescrybe.blogspot.com The Scrybe

    I don’t understand it :(

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      this is based on the code of the japanese warrior – specifically “seppuku” the way a samurai must kill himself, in japanese culture it was seen as an honorable death

  • http://angeloulake.blogspot.com/ hannah lake

    this is amazing. reminds me of Matthew Barney’s stuff.

  • http://www.lukasdesimone.com.ar Luke

    cool. like Fever Ray

  • http://eric-morrell.com Eric Morrell

    Not to cut hairs but the costumes are great but the art direction is a few squares and a smoke machine.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      i was under the impression that an art director focuses the overall look/feel of the video, the costumes, set, everything

      in any case i think the sparse set works well with the detailed costuming, just my 2 cents

  • http://thescrybe.blogspot.com The Scrybe

    Thanks Jeff, I already knew of “seppuku”, just didn’t (and still don’t) understand the relevance here. I guess it all looks rather good, but just didn’t move me in the way a good music video does. But maybe it’s the sounds. Hm.

  • Sandy

    Well personally I thought this was REALLY powerful. Loved it. The track was great too. The director did a great job creating an unsettling atmosphere and the mounting tension was perfect. He/She should do a video for Fever Ray – that would be a match made in heaven.

    I don’t think I ever understood why art has to be ‘understood’. Take whatever you like from it.

  • http://iknowthenervouswalking.wordpress.com alexander

    under byen makes me a bit proud of being a dane :)

    • Jenna

      Også mig!

  • Clara

    The costumes in this made me think of Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale.