6.0/10
970
1 user 13 critic

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.

Director:

Martin Le Gall

Writers:

Mark Eacersall (scenario), Martin Le Gall (scenario) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Metalhead (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.

Director: Ragnar Bragason
Stars: Thora Bjorg Helga, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
Heavy Trip (2018)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Turo (25) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal,... See full summary »

Directors: Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren
Stars: Johannes Holopainen, Samuli Jaskio, Antti Heikkinen
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Interviews and news footage explore the rise of black metal music in Norway in the 1990s, including artists who were involved in suicide, murder and arson.

Directors: Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell
Stars: Fenriz, Varg Vikernes, Euronymous
Deathgasm (2015)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.

Director: Jason Lei Howden
Stars: Milo Cawthorne, James Joshua Blake, Kimberley Crossman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Interviews with central members of early Norwegian black metal bands about Mayhem, the early black metal scene and the crimes they committed.

Directors: Pål Aasdal, Martin Ledang
Stars: Varg Vikernes, Kjetil Manheim, Necrobutcher
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of carpet fitters are sent on a job to an old Country house in the middle of nowhere. However they soon discover it's a trap set up by the savage, cannibalistic family, The Hannings... See full summary »

Director: James Bushe
Stars: Darren Sean Enright, Richard Lee O'Donnell, Zara Phythian
Pasha (1968)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Jean Gabin, Dany Carrel, Jean Gaven
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A documentary about the Norwegian black metal band, Mayhem.

Director: Stefan Rydehed
Stars: Attila Csihar, Stian Johansen, Kjetil Manheim
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An examination of the heavy metal music subculture that tries to explain why, despite the longevity and popularity of the genre, fans are marginalized and ridiculed for their passion.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tom Araya, Gavin Baddeley, Blasphemer
Global Metal (2008)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A continued examination of the heavy metal subculture focusing on the adaptation and performance of heavy metal in various global communities, and how the increased import of Western cultural forms has impacted new global markets.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
Stars: Tom Araya, Ken Ayugai, Rafael Bittencourt
Biography | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Stars: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer
Courier (1986)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of a teenager boy in times of the comunism fall in the Soviet Union.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Fyodor Dunayevsky, Anastasiya Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julien Doré Julien Doré ... Alex
Grégory Gadebois ... JP
Jonathan Cohen Jonathan Cohen ... Pascal
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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 June 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Metal See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$396,221
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

The Pretty Little Policemen Repetition
Written by Franck Lebon
Performed by Franck Lebon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Had 'No Expectations' for Emmys

"Fleabag" had a huge night at the Emmys, winning four awards including Outstanding Comedy Series. The creator and cast shared their feelings on the big night and the power of love.

Watch now

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed