Where is Rocky II?

Documentary | FR, DE, BE, IT | 93‘ | English OV

»Rocky II« lies somewhere in the Mojave desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. No, this is not about the movie, but Edward Ruscha’s eponymous work of art. »Rocky II« is a fake rock made of fiberglass dropped somewhere in the desert by the well-known pop artist in 1979. However, he did not tell anyone the exact location. This move captures the imagination of filmmaker Pierre Bismuth, who co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND – can something be called a work of art if it eludes the gaze? Bismuth hires a detective to try and locate the fake rock. At the same time, he commissions two screenwriters to work the imagined story of this search into a script for a lurid Hollywood thriller. WHERE IS ROCKY II? is a clever, funny, jumbled puzzle of fact and fiction that tests the boundaries of art – and demonstrates how art can spark our imagination.

Director
Pierre Bismuth
Cast
Michael Scott, D.V. DeVincentis, Anthony Peckham, Jim Ganzer, Mike White
Script
Pierre Bismuth
Photography
David Raedeker
Producer
Gregoire Gensollen
Executive Producer
Xavier Gens

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