V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Bunch of Kunst - A Film about Sleaford Mods

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Bunch of Kunst - A Film about Sleaford Mods

Christine Franz
D, 2017
Documentaries, 102min, OmdU

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Bunch of Kunst - A Film about Sleaford Mods

Christine Franz
D, 2017
Documentaries, 102min, OmdU

Contributors: 
Jason Williamson
Andrew Fearn
Steve Underwood
Screenplay: 
Christine Franz
Sound: 
Julius Hofstädter
Harald Ansorge
Camera: 
Daniel Waldhecker
Patrick Meyer-Clement
Florian Henke
Ingo Brunner
Simon Parfrement
Editor: 
Oliver Werner
Composer: 
Sleaford Mods
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Production: 
Christine Franz
World Sales: 
Magnetfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

Like most overnight sensations, Nottingham rage-punk duo Sleaford Mods had been slaving in obscurity for years before their big break finally came. This pleasingly unpretentious rock-doc follows the pair through their breakthrough year of 2015, from touring the pub backrooms of northern England to the Glastonbury Festival and beyond. Poet Jason Williamson and noisemaker Andrew Fearn come off – unsurprisingly – as articulate, bolshy and fiercely class-conscious, playing the ordinary-blokes-who-blundered-into-stardom card at every conceivable opportunity. It’s particularly bizarre to see European audiences – notably the Germans – bellowing back the band’s bitter lyrics about job centre managers and corner off-licences. Sleaford Mods’ music may not be to all tastes, but as documentary evidence that good things can still happen to committed, hardworking people, BUNCH OF KUNST is very pleasing. (Tom Huddleston)

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