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Chronicles the history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal - a musical subculture infamous as much for a series of murders and church arsons as it is for its unique musical and... See full summary »

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Chronicles the history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal - a musical subculture infamous as much for a series of murders and church arsons as it is for its unique musical and visual aesthetics. This is the first (and only) film to truly shed light on a movement that has heretofore been shrouded in darkness and rumor and obscured by inaccurate and shallow depictions. Featuring exclusive interviews and verité with the musicians, a wealth of rare, seldom seen footage from the "Inner Circle"s earliest days, Until the Light Takes Us explores every aspect of the controversial movement that has captured the attention of the world. This is the movie that gets inside the minds and hearts of black metal's musicians. The filmmakers moved to Norway, living and filming there for two years. The movie is not about them though - it's about the extraordinary people and events that make black metal unique, unforgettable, and inevitable. This is black metal as seen through the eyes of ... Written by Audrey Ewell

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Music. Arson. Murder. Art. Black Metal.

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12 August 2010 (Germany)  »

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$7,246 (USA) (4 December 2009)

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$119,601 (USA) (26 March 2010)
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Fenriz: Part of me wishes this whole thing hadn't become a trend, but, you know, people like to dress up.
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An actual deeper insight in the mental ways of the '90s Black Metal movement in Norway.
5 August 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

An actual deeper insight in the mental ways of the '90s Black Metal movement in Norway. Not only focusing on the extremities, but on the movement and ways behind them. We have all seen the documentaries on the Music itself (whats more to say on the music we don't already know?) The interview with Varg Vikerness was quite interesting, as well as Fenriz' his talk on his childhood. The only downside of this documentary is the lack of broadness, they only interviewed a limited amount of musicians, which might be considered as a flaw in the documentary.

All the people out here who were hoping to see yet another documentary focused on the music, and on 30 different similar bands: lets face it, the music itself is known by now, this documentary finally shows about the ways behind these Black Metal pioneers, an insight on how this group interacted, and how the hell did it happen.


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