FINALLY! Daft Punk documentary ‘Daft Punk Unchained’ is getting broadcast in the UK on BBC Four on February 19.
Having had its US premiere on Showtime late last year, the documentary – which was made by Canal+ and BBC worldwide productions – will finally make its way to the BBC this month at 10pm on February 19.
For those of you who don’t know what ‘Daft Punk Unchained’ is – it’s a documentary that charts Daft Punk’s career from being house and techno DJs in the early 90s to Grammy-winning producers with their most recent album, ‘Random Access Memories’.
“From Los Angeles to New York, from Tokyo to Paris, the film plunges us into the unique world of the Robots, with the participation of 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.
“Produced by BBC Worldwide France with Jean-Louis Blot as Executive Producer and Patrice Gellé as Producer, “Daft Punk Unchained” recounts the quest for liberty and independence of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. In an era of globalisation and the expansion of social media, the two Parisian musicians, DJs / producers have refused to show their own faces. They orchestrate every detail of their rare appearances.”
The documentary features a host of insightful interviews with the likes of 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.
The documentary’s theme music – which has been created specially for the film – was composed and arranged by Joseph Trapanese, who collaborated with Daft Punk on the duo’s Tron:Legacy score.