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Release Date:
28 May 2003 (France) See more »
Tagline:
One More Time
Plot:
A continuation of the story told in the Daft Punk music videos "One More Time," "Aerodynamic," "Digital Love," and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Romanthony ... Octave (voice)
Thomas Bangalter ... Shep (singing voice)

Directed by
Kazuhisa Takenouchi 
 
Writing credits
Thomas Bangalter  and
Cédric Hervet  (as Cedric Hervet) and
Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo  (as Guy Manuel de Homem Christo)

Produced by
Thomas Bangalter .... producer
Emmanuel de Buretel .... executive producer
Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo .... producer
Cédric Hervet .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Daft Punk 
 
Cinematography by
Fumio Hirokawa 
Haruhiko Ishikawa 
 
Film Editing by
Olivier Gajan 
Shigeru Nishiyama 
 
Sound Department
Vincent Cosson .... sound mix technician
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Séverine De Wever .... production coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Christophe Lucotte .... color timer
 
Other crew
Guy Courtecuisse .... post-production manager
Leiji Matsumoto .... visual supervisor
 

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68 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Germany:6 | New Zealand:G | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated

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The movie is based on the 2001 Daft Punk's album "Discovery" which is the soundtrack.See more »
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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Interstella Superstar, 24 October 2005
Author: FilmFlaneur from London

In its way a remarkable film, and a genuine one-off, which deserves to be better known amongst animation lovers. Co-director Leiji Matsumoto, who during his long career in anime has been associated in one capacity or another with such cheesy epics as Space Battleship Yamato, the Harlock Saga, Star Blazers & etc, worked with Daft Punk (a French two-man band specialising in electronic rock) on this unique feature. Deliberately recreating the extreme glam stylisation of the 1970's/early 80's Japanese animation style, albeit done with more fluidity and detail which modern day budgets and software allow, Matsumoto has married image and sound to hypnotic effect in a movie which in effect is both unique and unforgettable. A "digital love story" of a kidnapped technoband - who incidentally travel together in a Scooby-Do like 'Mystery Machine' as events unfold - and an evil music impresario (echoes of the obscure Toomorrow here (1970) - anyone seen that?). Despite some snipes at pop exploitation, there are no great depths here story-wise, although there are dark elements, such as the painful burial of a deceased major character. But the characterisation is not important, as it was not what the creators were after, leaving the graphic designs and timings to unfold. What makes the film so great is the peculiar manga-music hybrid that results, as the stylised visual design and editing rhythms join with a contemporary soundtrack (the entire film is wordless outside of lyrics)in a way which is both culturally nostalgic as well as being strikingly modern in effect. The plastic surface which results entirely transcends the original pulp manga inspiration. In short it's a film which sounds naff but, somehow, works. As an achievement the result is miles ahead of the director's previous, briskly produced juvenelia and ought to be required viewing.

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