Actors Portray Daft Punk In French House Feature Film

There’s a new film about French house music premiering in September, and we finally have our first glimpse of the actors playing arguably the most influential duo in that genre’s history: Daft Punk.

Arnaud Azoulay and Vincent Lacoste (pictured above, left and above, right) will play Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter respectively in the film Eden. Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, Eden will follow the rise of French electronic music throughout the ’90s. The film is described as a “largely autobiographical” narrative from the perspective of Paul (played by Félix de Givry), who is based off the director’s brother Sven Løve, a prominent French DJ in the early ’90s. Paul and his friend go on to form a duo called Cheers as they work their way through the French touch scene, with the film attempting to recreate some of the most famous parties and clubs from that era.



Sven Løve recently told French magazine Tsugi that Daft Punk will be providing three tracks for the film. According to Mia Hansen-Løve, the music rights alone cost her over half a million euros, but were necessary for the nightclub and big crowd scenes.

Eden is set to premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 4-14. The film will also feature stars like Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Brady Corbet (Martha Marcy May Marlene), and Golshifteh Farahani (Body of Lies).

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Eden is the name of a forthcoming film chronicling the rise of France’s electronic music scene through the eyes of DJ Sven Love, co-founder of the duo Cheers. Described as “largely autobiographical,” the film’s plot centers around a young man named Paul (played by Félix de Givry), who discovers raves and house music, and eventually forms his own DJ project. The film incorporates many of the clubs and parties synonymous with the scene, as well as prominent DJs like Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, aka Daft Punk. Above is a look at the actors cast to play the legendary duo (Arnaud Azoulay and Vincent Lacoste), Greta Gerwig, Brady Corbet, and Laura Smet. The film is set to premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

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