Some years ago, and quite by happenstance, I was introduced to Rolf Thiele's SLAP IN THE FACE (1970). Nobody in the vicinity knew quite what to expect from this West German political satire, especially when it began with a swinging sixties pool party attended exclusively by stodgy adults and underscored by an unforgettable theme song. When I first heard the theme song, I laughed so hard that - no joke - I nearly blacked out. Having narrowly avoided injury and/or death, the theme song in question and, in turn, the movie hold a special place in my heart.
As of today, I am still the only person on Letterboxd who has admitted to seeing this film. Let's change that! :-D Included below, for your express and extreme listening pleasure, the hilarious theme song in question and - as a bonus - a downloadable ringtone. Just add the file to iTunes and the next time that you plug in your iPhone, voila!
- Samuel B. Prime
Founder, LA Ciné Salon