Mr. Freedom


France, 1969, color, 35mm, 95′
by William Klein
Script William Klein – Cinematography Pierre Lhomme – Editing Anne-Marie Cotret – Music Michel Colombier, Serge Gainsbourg – Cast Delphine Seyrig, John Abbey, Donald Pleasence – Production Films du Rond-Point, O.P.E.R.A.

The head of Freedom Inc. leads the company of superhero Mister Freedom through a CCTV system. Mister Freedom is an American sherriff who fights crime while undercover in a multicoloured costume. The role he is assigned consists of defeating the groups of “Reds” and Chinese that infest the streets of Paris and threaten to overthrow the power. In a quick succession of crazy adventures, the hero follows the democratic instructions that he received to the letter, leaving a path of destruction wherever he goes, killing anarchists, communists, radicals, pacifists, ignorant bystanders, consequently instigating a civil uprising.