Lords of Chaos

118', UK, Sweden, Norway 2018
Language: English , Subtitles: slo

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In late 80s in Oslo, guitarist Euronymous starts band Mayhem with the aim of creating "true Norwegian black metal". In just a few years he becomes the leader and main promoter of the new underground scene. And then the devil takes his due.

The film is based on the eponymous book that deals with actual events, from church burnings to murders, which have shocked the public in early 90s. Already while being in production it stirred up controversy among featured musicians and their audiences alike. Director Jonas Åkerlund, who briefly played drums for black metal pioneers Bathory in the early 80s, approaches the material with much energy and provides a film that is convincing in both humorous and tragic moments.

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Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund
Written by: Dennis Magnusson, Jonas Åkerlund (based on a book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind)
Cinematography by: Pär M. Ekberg
Music by: Sigur Rós
Cast: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skarsgård, Anthony De La Torre
Produced by: Kwesi Dickson, Danny Gabai, Jim Czarnecki, Erik Gordon, Jack Arbuthnott, Ko Mori
Production Companies: Gunpowder and Sky, Twentieth Century Fox, Vice Films, Insurgent Media
Genre: drama, biography
Screenings

17. 07. 2019, 23:00
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