September 25, 2015
Anyone who’s into dance music would know how much of an impact Daft Punk has made ever since they hit the scene. And anyone who’s as big as them deserves their very own in-depth documentary. Daft Punk Unchained was first announced just over a year ago and is touted to be “the first ever documentary on the most secretive duo in the world”. Sure, you might have seen earlier photos of them sans robot helmets but other than that, they’re pretty discreet about their lives. And for good reason too, because they want their audiences to focus on the music rather than on them as personalities. Also, remember how they launched their highly-anticipated fourth studio album, “Random Access Memories”? Their world premiere took place in the rural Australian town of Wee Waa (population 2,100), which sent the world in frenzy to get tickets to the exclusive event, especially since it was their first album since 2005. And it wasn’t even a live performance, but an album streaming (they weren’t even there!).
Daft Punk Unchained, directed by Hervé Martin-Delpierre will explore the lives and careers of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, highlighting certain milestones for them, including their stint in high school bands, all the way to their triumph at the 2014 Grammy Awards. Besides interviews and concert footages, the documentary also sees cameos by Giorgio Moroder, Michael Gondry, Todd Edwards and Pete Tong, and quick commentaries by Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and Paul Williams (as seen in the trailer). The documentary was aired on the French channel Canal+ two months ago, and is ready for a wider release by the end of the year, thanks to BBC.
Watch the clip below: