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You can finally watch the Daft Punk: Unchained doco

UPDATE: BBC Worldwide has announced that an official, sub-titled version of Daft Punk:Unchained will be released in the near future, so unfortunately the unofficial version below is no longer available to watch. Stay tuned for more details on the official release.


Around this time last year, we got the rather exciting news that BBC Worldwide and French TV network Canal Plus were collaborating on a one-hour documentary about Daft Punk, delving deep into the back story of the two mysterious Frenchmen who became a genuine global phenomenon.

The film brings together rare archive and live footage with anecdotes from a superstar list of interviewees like Kanye, Pharrell, Giorgio Moroder, their former manager Busy P (aka Pedro Winter), cinema auteur Michel Gondry and Nile Rodgers; exploring the “unique artistic universe…between fiction and reality, magic and secrets, theatricality and humility” that Guy-Man and Thomas Bangalter have created (as the Canal Plus website puts it).

The documentary premiered on Canal Plus on Wednesday night, with a full world-wide release scheduled for later this year, but an unofficial version has now popped up online. Unfortunately it’s not subtitled, so most of the interviews will go over the head of anyone who doesn’t speak French; either way, it makes for fascinating viewing – stay tuned for news of when the 85-minute documentary gets an official worldwide release, and find out more at the Canal Plus website.