An art-house sensation that paved the way for a wave of gritty addiction dramas, Barbet Schroeder’s feature debut is a sublimely fatalistic portrait of 1960s counterculture imploding. In search of hedonistic pleasure, a serious German math student (Klaus Grünberg) hitchhikes to Paris, where he falls for an enigmatic American drifter (Mimsy Farmer). So begins an affair marked by both stormy passion and a dangerous fascination with drugs, which leads the pair to the sunbaked island of Ibiza, where their hippie idyll gradually becomes a spiral of mutual self-destruction. Set to a spaced-out prog soundtrack by Pink Floyd and shot in light-filled splendor by the great Néstor Almendros, More is a beautifully harrowing journey into bohemia’s dark side.
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