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Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Kills A Whole Bunch Of People In NSFW Video For The Shoes' "Time To Dance"

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 12, 2012 11:18 AM
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So, if you're a relatively unknown French electronic dance act, looking to get some buzz, hiring a Hollywood actor and getting him to kill a bunch of people in a nonsensical video is a pretty good way to go. That's pretty much what The Shoes have done in their slick but totally empty video for "Time To Dance" which features Jake Gyllenhaal mercilessly killing a bunch of people...all to the soundtrack of some hype beats!

We will say this. The spot directed by Daniel Wolfe is very skillfully done, with some fantastic editing and cutting -- the sequence of Gyllenhaal's killer getting a shave is more chilling than the copious amounts of blood spilled throughout the video. That said, during its worst moments, this plays like Gaspar Noé-lite or like any number of videos which take us to various party spots, and feature young people dancing the night away only in this case, with a good handful getting slaughtered.

This isn't Gyllenhaal's first time in a video, as he also featured in the (much better) Vampire Weekend spot for "Giving Up The Gun" (watch it here). Anyhow, if ever wanted to see Gyllenhaal get murderous, watch below. Probably not a good idea to put this one on at the office though. 

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  • Peter | March 13, 2012 5:31 AMReply

    Oh man, his eyes...! He'd make a damn good american psycho!

  • jingmei | March 13, 2012 4:58 AMReply

    I'm in the office right now, and have to say french electric stuff is pretty damn good. 8)

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