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.
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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.
'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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