On War is a film by French director Bertrand Bonello, about whose work I have previously written under the tag New French Extremity. This clip is an ambiguous representation of contemporary methods of physical and mental liberation – ambiguous because it both refers to and criticizes the 60s obsession with awakening. After decades of wild capitalism and extreme bodily coercion induced by the perversely rational modernist spaces, how does liberation occur? is it not but an illusion? and a useless one, for that?