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New film for Paolo Nutini’s Iron Sky directed by Daniel Wolfe

It’s not jolly, but it’s pretty darn good. Daniel Wolfe’s short film for Paolo Nutini’s Iron Sky starts with what looks like grainy documentary footage accompanied by a low ringing sound. Don’t worry, you probably haven’t just developed tinnitus; I think he’s making a point about the unnerving, grating, inescapable difficulties faced by modern society. If this sounds poncey, listen to the lyrics – “in this harsh reality, mass confusion” – and watch the montage; a man beating an octopus against a concrete floor, an Orthodox priest breathing deeply, a young girl smoking, a man swinging incense, a power station, a man writhing in pain covering his ears. And drugs, lots of people taking drugs.

But there’s hope of a kind. “A cold society, from which we arise … over fear, and into freedom.” A white horse gallops away from grey apartment blocks, boys pray in a field of long grass, tattooed men start boxing, girls dance, boys dance. One for your lunch break, but maybe not if your morning didn’t go so well.

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Paolo Nutini: Iron Sky (still)

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Paolo Nutini: Iron Sky (still)

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Paolo Nutini: Iron Sky (still)

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Paolo Nutini: Iron Sky (still)

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Paolo Nutini: Iron Sky (still)

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Paolo Nutini: Iron Sky (still)