Director: Roger Sargent | UK 2011 | 90 min
Life as a libertine has its price, and after having their solid breakthrough with their charming and clattering blues punk back in the Strokes/BRMC/White Stripes period a little less than ten years ago, the British band The Libertines only managed to release two albums before the notoriously chaotic band was dissolved. The complicated love-hate relationship between Pete Doherty and Carl Barât also led to a scandal-ridden lifestyle on the front of the world's tabloids for both gentlemen. But last year, Doherty, Barât and the two other libertines John Hassall and Gary Powell finally came together to appear on stage again. "There are No Innocent Bystanders" follows the band from the first reunion in the practice room to a massive concert at Reading Festival, and is full of anecdotes delivered in good, sordid English. Up the bracket, baby!
There Are No Innocent Bystanders (UK, 2011, 90 min.)
Director: Roger Sargent. Producer: Thomas Benski, Jamie Clark & David Standen. Production: Pulse Films.