Les Mods movie from 1965 online

by Modculture 22 December, 2010

Lesmods

This was flagged up on the forums and is certainly worth mentioning to a wider audience – Les Mods, a French documentary about London mods from 1965.

This is a rough translation of the write-up:
Discover the new English youth in the district of Hammersmith, London, particularly 'mods' or new dandies or mavericks. The interviews from youths are about drugs, the police, politics, racism, and society in general, which alternate with concert footage of The Who on a small stage in London. There's also an Interview in French with Kit Lambert, manager of the Who, about the Teddy Boy movement, rockers and mods.

Worth it for the visuals and the smattering of English you'll capture, if you don't have a working knowledge of French.

Les Mods mini movie online

  • LC

    The ideas that broadcast conveys about the mod mouvement can really be criticized.
    For instance, about racism: by giving the opinion of only two persons (the young man and the girl, both saying stupid racist things), which is just followed by the shot on the swastika, the journalists convey the idea that all the mods are racists…
    And sometimes they do not translate everything of what people say in English. (Journalist’s deontology? -Useless…) They seemed not to be completely aware of what they were talking about.

    (Please excuse my language mistakes, I’m a French reader)