Canal+ to premiere Daft Punk doc on June 24

Daft Punk Unchained is billed as the first doc about the reclusive French dance duo (pictured) and will feature interviews with Kanye West, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry, among others.
June 11, 2015

French network Canal+ has set a June 24 air date for its BBC Worldwide France-produced documentary on dance duo Daft Punk (pictured).

Commissioned during last year’s Sunny Side of the Doc, Daft Punk Unchained was directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre and co-authored with Marina Rozenman. It marks BBC Worldwide France’s first commission from Canal+.

The one-hour film is billed as the first doc about the reclusive pair, whose real names are Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. It will feature archival interviews with both as well as interviews with their friends and collaborators Kanye West, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, Michel Gondry, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Williams and Peter Lindbergh, among others.

“In an era of globalization and the expansion of social media, the two Parisian musicians [and] DJs/producers have refused to show their own faces,” BBC Worldwide said in a statement. “They orchestrate every detail of their rare appearances.”

The original music in the film was composed and arranged by Joseph Trapanese, who collaborated with Daft Punk on the Tron: Legacy score.

BBC Worldwide is handling international distribution. Jean-Louis Blot served as producer and Patrice Gellé exec produced.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.