You’ve heard their music even if you haven’t seen their faces. Grammy-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk are about to be revealed in a new BBC Worldwide documentary titled Daft Punk Unchained. French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have famously remained behind their fashionable masks for all of their public appearances, but director Hervé Martin-Delpierre’s documentary explores every facet of their lives and careers from their first band in Paris to their 2014 Grammy Award win.
Also featuring Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Nile Rogers, Skrillex, Giorgio Moroder, Michel Gondry, Pete Tong, Leiji Matsumoto, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Joseph Trapanese, and Pedro Winter, Daft Punk Unchained is expected to rollout a worldwide release this year, but has yet to announce international release dates outside of its Summer premiere in France.
Watch the first trailer for Daft Punk unchained below:
Here’s the documentary’s official synopsis:
The first ever documentary film on the most secretive duo in the world. The epic story of two uncompromising artists. With the participation of their closest collaborators and friends from Pharrell Williams to Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto and Pete Tong.
Daft Punk Unchained, directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre, is the first independent film which explores an exceptional pop culture phenomenon of the last twenty years: Daft Punk. Between fiction and reality, magic and secrets, theatricality and humility, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have created a unique artistic universe. Throughout their career they have remained determined to control every link in the chain of their creative work. The film highlights key moments of their story, from their first school band in Paris to their historic concert at Coachella festival in 2006 and their spectacular triumph at the 2014 Grammy Awards for the album « Random Access Memories ». In an era of globalisation and the expansion of social media, they have refused to show their own faces and they orchestrate every detail of their appearances as robots. The documentary includes archives of radio interviews with Daft Punk, rare footage and exclusive interviews with their friends and close collaborators from Pharrell Williams to Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto and Pete Tong.