The hotly anticipated documentary, Daft Punk Unchained, has found its UK broadcast home.
Airing on BBC4 on 19 February, Daft Punk Unchained maps the ascension of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter to dance music royalty using never before seen interviews, as well as unprecedented access into the duos personal lives. Tracing the group from high school bands through to their historic 2006 Coachella appearance and, not to mention, a little thing called the “Best Album” Grammy for “Random Access Memories,” the film unmasks the duo alongside insight from their closest collaborators: Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Todd Edwards, Leiji Matsumoto, Tony Gardner, Pedro Winter and Pete Tong.
Aired in the US on Showtime last year, and treated to fans at London’s Oval Space for a one off screening in September, the Hervé Martin Delpierre in collaboration with BBC and Canal+, will surely be a television event.
An official statement on the film reads: “‘Daft Punk Unchained’ is the first film about the pop culture phenomenon that is Daft Punk… This documentary explores this unprecedented cultural revolution revealing a duo of artists on a permanent quest for creativity, independence and freedom.”
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