Paul is a teenager when the Paris underground scene is taken over by house music. Soon he has formed the DJ-duo Cheers, while at the same time another group, Daft Punk, becomes famous. We follow them and their lifestyle of sex, drugs and endless beats—until reality finally catches up with them.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Radically, EDEN’s story is told less through plot and dialogue than in the gospel-influenced lyrics of the wall-to-wall soundtrack, stylistically constrained to express love, heartbreak, isolation, and communion.
It’s remarkable for being a story of music, nightclubs and drugs so unromantic, that it’s not even anti-romantic. It’s anti-climax is slow, skillful and witty. Hansen-Løve is one the most interesting directors in France now.