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Pop Redemption (2013)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | 5 June 2013 (France)
A black metal band it is about to split up. In their way to one last gig at Hellfest festival an accidental death triggers numerous misadventures to four metalheads.


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Julien Doré Julien Doré ... Alex
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Yacine Belhousse Yacine Belhousse ... Erik
Audrey Fleurot ... Martine Georges
Alexandre Astier ... Chef SR
Délia Espinat-Dief Délia Espinat-Dief ... Julia
Arsène Mosca Arsène Mosca ... Patron Star Club
Christophe Kourotchkine Christophe Kourotchkine ... Commandant Riquenbaquet
Vincent Leenhardt Vincent Leenhardt ... Adjudant Meyer
Julien Renon Julien Renon ... Gendarme Brian
Evelyne Macko Evelyne Macko ... Yue-You
Magali Miniac Magali Miniac ... Michèle
James Rowe James Rowe ... Dozzy Cooper
Philippe Vieux Philippe Vieux ... Animateur Fête de la Fraise


A black metal band it is about to split up. In their way to one last gig at Hellfest festival an accidental death triggers numerous misadventures to four metalheads.

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The end concert take place in the "Hellfest" festival, one of the biggest metal fan reunion of Europe. Some images have been shoot during a real "gig" See more »


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Metal is forever
14 June 2017 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

'Pop Redemption' aka 'Happy Metal' tells the story of a fictional band, four guys who stick together out of habit, although they feel like splitting up. Three of them have a life, a job, a girlfriend etc., but the singer just totally lives the dream of becoming a star with the loudest, nastiest black metal band he can imagine. When they get a gig offer at the famous Hellfest festival, they travel in a van across France with disastrous consequences: they kill a man in a traffic accident, lose their van, and when they are wanted by the police, their only possible disguise is as a flower power band. For who would expect evil black metal maniacs to pose as hippies? When a young fan recognizes the band nonetheless, she tries to help them escape the police and get to the festival in time - even if it's the last thing they'll ever do...

This is a comedy which playfully bridges the gap between two generations. On one hand, many Beatles quotes and the 70s design of the titles makes the 50+ generation remember their youth inside the yellow submarine; on the other hand, the next generation who plays music to destroy speakers and praise Satan is actually not so different, even if they dress in black. It's a comedy with a lot of music, but many contents beyond that, such as the universal theme of friendship. Why do the 4 guys stay together despite the catastrophic situation they get into? Because being in a band is more than just making music. Any kind of music, for that matter. Very funny movie, but also with some substance below the surface.

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