I Trust You to Kill Me

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Kiefer Sutherland, star of the hit TV show "24" takes his
indie record label act, Rocco DeLuca & the Burden on the road for their first
international tour. From Los Angeles to Europe, this highly personal journey
chronicles a rock band & their less than qualified road manager, Kiefer
Sutherland, and the hopes, successes and disappointments of a band trying to
get their music to their audience. It's too bad Jack Bauer was busy
solving an international terrorist crisis. As seen with unflinching eyes in
this wickedly entertaining documentary, Kiefer Sutherland could have used the
organizational powers of his 24-star alter-ego to help him with his duties as
road manager of a burgeoning rock band. Sutherland is exposed as steadfast
devotee of Rocco DeLuca & The Burden as he tries his best to manage the
details of the band's brief winter, 2005 tour of Europe. In addition to his
career as a famous actor, Sutherland is also co-founder of the indie record
label Ironworks Music, and as I Trust You to Kill Me proves, he's clearly the
1 fan of Ironworks' up-and-comers Rocco DeLuca & The Burden. The band's tour
of small clubs took them to London, Dublin, Reykjavk, Berlin, and points in
between. Director Manu Boyer lets his camera linger over the best and worst of
it all. Some of the worst is of Sutherland as he ineptly (but utterly
sincerely) tries to pump the band up at every opportunity, whether it's doing
radio promos, hauling heavy amps into a London nightclub in the freezing cold,
or slyly handing out tickets in Dublin pubs and street corners for an
undersold show. It's hilarious to see him simultaneously exploiting and
enjoying his celebrity status with passersby--some of whom know who he is,
others only vaguely realizing that they ought to know who he is. Director
Boyer also does some nosy prodding into Sutherland's private life, especially
after he's hefted a few pints (the clip of Sutherland taking a drunken running
dive into the Christmas tree in a posh London hotel was brief a YouTube smash
after the film first aired on VH-1). We see the crawling-up end of the rock
'n' roll lifestyle from Sutherland's point of view and from the band's. Though
it's certainly not the best rock concert movie, there is some terrific footage
of The Burden performing their bloozy brand of rock behind DeLuca's raw wail.
In spite of Sutherland's "help," the band may have a good chance at gaining a
following. I Trust You to Kill Me (the title of The Burden's first album)
documents both a personal journey for Kiefer Sutherland and a glimpse at the
hardscrabble of a band clawing their way up. On both counts it's great fun and
a terrific piece of rock 'n' roll entertainment. --Ted Fry