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The Story Behind Sadeness Part I video

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Sadeness part I – CD Single Cover

It is always exciting when new information becomes available about how true classics in the world art was made. So was also the case back in 2011 when we received some very interesting information on how the Sadeness Part I video was made. This is perhaps is the most famous of all Enigma music videos, and the song made Enigma into a top selling band.

About the video, French director & producer Michel Guimbard told Enigmamusic.com:

I made Sadeness video clip in 1991. The girl I found for the video was very young (17 years old, way back in then) Her name is Cathy Tastet. (Also known as Kati Tastet, born in Toulouse France on January 01, 1973) After the video, she became an Elite Model in the USA. Director of Photography of the film was Jérôme Robert. I wrote the story of the film. Shooting Ratio of the music video of Sadeness was 1.33 (4:3)

“”The gate in the video was inspired by Auguste Rodin’s ”La Porte de l’Enfer” (The Gates of Hell).

Here is a short presentation of Mr. Guimbard:

Michel Guimbard started his career in the film industry as a trainee at Premiere Heure, a Paris based advertising production company. He launched the company’s post-production department. And he then turned more specifically to editing. He started as a director shooting music promos, one of which (Enigma – Sadeness) was nominated at the MTV awards. He then shortly ventured into fiction ; directed 3 x 52min formats for a children’s program for Canal + (Canaille Peluche) before entering the world of advertising.

Read the whole article here.