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The Man from Mo'Wax (2016)

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A pulsating documentary charting the extraordinary life and career of underground DJ icon, music producer and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle. Starring DJ Shadow, 3D of Massive Attack,... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
James Lavelle James Lavelle ... Himself
DJ Shadow DJ Shadow ... Himself
Ian Brown ... Himself
Josh Homme ... Himself (as Joshua Homme)
Thom Yorke ... Himself
Grandmaster Flash ... Himself
Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson ... Himself
Badly Drawn Boy Badly Drawn Boy ... Himself
Robert Del Naja ... Himself (as Robert del Naja)
Futura 2000 Futura 2000 ... Himself (as Futura)
Steve Finan Steve Finan ... Himself
Swifty Swifty ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Ames ... Himself
Galya Bisengalieva ... Herself
Paul Bradshaw Paul Bradshaw ... Himself
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A pulsating documentary charting the extraordinary life and career of underground DJ icon, music producer and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle. Starring DJ Shadow, 3D of Massive Attack, Futura, Ian Brown, Grandmaster Flash and Josh Homme. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Music

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UK | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man from UNKLE See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,502
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28 Entertainment, Capture See more »
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16:9 HD
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Fantastic !
30 April 2019 | by philippehomerSee all my reviews

I can't speak enthusiastically enough about The Man from Mo'Wax. As a child of the late '70s, this documentary hits a sweet spot for me in that the main players were all huge influences on me in my late teens and early twenties and the soundtrack plays like the soundtrack to my own personal coming of age biopic.

More than that though, whilst I find the subject and the music of this documentary thoroughly engaging from a nostalgic perspective the narrative portrayed here is enthralling, the character arcs both fascinating and captivating.

The Man from Mo'Wax feels well-paced, and crucially with so many interesting dynamics to explore and so much source material to call on it didn't feel like the filmmakers had tried to cram too much information into the film, fortunately, they also avoided the trap of leaving too much out. The film gives a great insight into the creative process and what can be achieved when people with different strengths of character come together in pursuit of a common vision; and in stark contrast what happens when those common visions diverge, people stop communicating and self-interest and ego prevail.

I enjoyed The Man from Mo'Wax from start to finish, from young enthusiastic can-do (f*$k you) attitude to an older and wiser reflection on how things came to be.

No judgement just an honest and open retelling of what went down.

I thoroughly recommend this film 10/10.


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