BORN TO LOSE

BORN TO LOSE

THE LAST
ROCK AND ROLL
MOVIE

The film was made over years of work, with more than 400 hours of filmed material, archive footage, interviews and personal memories. It sketches a portrait of singer Johnny Thunders, a myth from the New York punk-rock scene in the 70s and 80s, who founded the New York Dolls and the Heartbreakers, and who was dedicated to a way of life literally lost between sex, drugs and rock and roll, which took his life of only 39 years in 1991.
"One day I was approached by a young girl who wanted me to meet johnny's son in prison: he was her companion and they also had had a baby together. This struck me hard: it was a signal that while I had been making this film life had gone on, that from Johnny's obscurity something else had been born. I would think that I could never convey this ideain the film, and so I would fiddle with it some more, until I had made several different versions of it. But, in reality, this is a film that would never end, because there was no answer to the things that I was seeking. For me, Johnny Thunder remains an enigma: he was a great musician. When he was on stage he was truly exciting, but, as a person, I didn't like him."

I PAY FOR YOUR STORY

2017 - 86 mm

HOLY FIELD HOLY WAR

2013 - 105 MN

DRILL BABY DRILL

2013 - 84 MN

FUCK

2009 - PERFORMANCE

POLICE FORCE OUVRIERE

2009 - 12 MN

WINNERS AND LOSERS

2007 - 75 MN

EAST OF PARADISE

2005 - 105 MN

DIARY OF A MARRIED MAN

2005 - 22 MN

CAMERA GUN

2003 - 29 MN

HEY IS DEE DEE HOME

2003 - 63 MN

ON HITLER'S HIGHWAY

2002 - 81 MN

THE BOOT FACTORY

2000 - 88 MN

ROCK SOUP

1991 - 81 MN

CHICO & THE PEOPLE

1991 - 20 MN

GRINGO

1984 - 87 MN

DOA

1981 - 90 MN

BREAKDANCE TEST

1984 - 6 MN

WALTER AND CUTIE

1978 - 25 MN

SEX STARS

1977 - 85 MN

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