From Jean-Baptiste Mondino, who has helmed seminal music videos for Björk, Madonna and Don Henley, comes this brand-new video for actor/singer Charlotte Gainsbourg's "Operation." Mondino frames Gainsbourg against a black backdrop, being caressed by a pair of disembodied male hands. As the song progresses, a lover appears and begins mouthing along to the suggestive lyrics; "Now I'm inside you/ My hands can feel their way/ Further than I have ever been." By judiciously cutting together hand gestures, faces and torsos -- using Mondino's typically polished aesthetic -- the video evocatively tells the story of a manipulative love affair.
-- Thomas Rogers