The XX 'Fiction' by Young Replicant

The XX 'Fiction' by Young ReplicantThe XX 'Fiction' by Young Replicant
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The XX band member Oliver Sim takes the lead in this second promo for the band from Young Replicant, putting in a strong and mysterious performance in this noir film, set in a spectacular West Coast property.  

Alex Takacs - aka Young Replicant – has previously been noted for his canny use of special effects or special scenery. And in his video for The XX's Chained he had Oliver and Romy submerged in a lido in Cornwall. But here it's about establishing a delicate, heightened dead-of-night atmosphere in this fine-looking video that perfectly suits the band's love of monochrome. 

And Alex explains the video, and how he intended it to be a "Borgesian dream quest - a blurring of what's real and what's imagined", in an interview on Noisey.


Young Replicant
Executive Producer
Laura Tunstall
Justin Benoliel
Production Coordinator
Alexis Celic
Director of Photography
Chayse Irvin
Ross Coscia
Production designer
Jordan Hawkins
Young Replicant
Young Replicant
Phil Lee
Production Company
Pulse FilmsPulse Films website
XL Recordings

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