I got this one from yesterday's VSL. To quote from them:
we love the music video for their latest single, “Open Your Eyes.”
It’s actually one half of the cult 1976 short film C’était un rendez-vous, in which the viewer’s P.O.V. is that of a driver racing through Paris at dawn, recklessly running red lights and generally cruising through the streets (sometimes the wrong way down one-ways) without ever once stopping — except at the very end. Legend has it that director Claude Lelouch (A Man and a Woman), who licensed the film to Snow Patrol, shot it in one take without getting a permit, and was arrested after its first screening.
Set to Snow Patrol’s pensive, anthemic music, it’s exhilarating, eerie, dreamlike.