The under-the-radar film Eden, which charts the rise of French house in the 90s, will debut at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September. The autobiographical film follows a DJ named Paul as he rises from the ranks to form the popular subgenre French touch. The film is supposedly largely autobiographical, and it's based on the experiences of Sven Love, who was co-founder of a duo named Cheers.
The film also includes influential figures of the French house movement, most notably Daft Punk members Guy-Manuel de Homen-Cristo, played by Arnaud Azoula, and Thomas Bangalter, played by Vincent Lacoste. Daft Punk approved the film, and three of their songs will appear on the soundtrack. A still from Eden was released today, and it shows the striking resemblance between the two actors and their real-life counterparts.
The cast also includes Greta Gerwig, Brady Corbet, and Felix de Givry as the protagonist Paul. Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve (who won the Special Gury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival) and largely headed by a French production team, Eden may very well become a quitessential film about the roots of EDM.
To see how similar Lacoste looks to Bangalter, check out this awesome set by Bangalter from 1996.