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“Daft Punk Unchained”: the documentary on the French electro duo to see tonight on Culturebox


The famous helmeted duo are in the spotlight tonight, Thursday February 25, on Culturebox. At 8:10 pm, Hervé Martin Delpierre, the author and director of the documentary “Daft Punk Unchained” is the guest of “Culturebox, the show” before the broadcast of his film at 9:00 pm.

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Who are Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, these two French people from the group Daft Punk who have just announced their separation? It is the mystery that wishes to solve Daft Punk Unchained, produced by BBC France and directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre. The director comes to talk about his documentary this Thursday evening at 8 p.m., before its broadcast on Culturebox at 9 p.m. The show will end in music, with the broadcast of the live version of the song. Harder Better Faster Stronger, from the album Alive 2007.

Daft Punk Unchained looks back on the twenty-year career of the French duo, from their first steps with their high school group until their consecration in Los Angeles in 2014, where they received five Grammy Awards for their album Random Access Memories. Through several significant events, the documentary takes us to Paris, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

During their career, which ended on February 21, Daft Punk took great care to leave nothing to chance. Behind their metal helmets hide real businessmen. From the first minutes of the film, archival footage shows a young Thomas Bangalter armed with a lucidity and determination that has never left the group during all these years: “Keep in mind that an artist who begins to make concessions inexorably loses control over his work “.

Hervé Martin Delpierre’s documentary takes us into the singular universe of the two artists, without any direct speech on their part. Vocal extracts, radio interviews, archives and testimonies of their relatives fill this absence and help to better understand these robots of electro.

Throughout the film, many artists testify to their experiences with the French group: Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry and Paul Williams. With a wealth of documents, Daft Punk Unchained questions the electro music duo’s search for freedom and their refusal to drop the headphones at a time when public and private life merge on social networks.

Daft Punk Unchained, documentary by Hervé Martin Delpierre, February 25 (9 p.m.), TNT channel 19 and France.tv platform.

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