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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto’s INTERSTELLA 5555

Fortnight 2003, Feature film, 1H07mn

Synopsis

Four musicians from another galaxy are kidnapped by an evil manager to ultimately become the biggest band on earth. Daft Punk’s music meets Leiji Matsumoto’s designs for this animated musical.

Directors

Kazuhisa Takenouchi

Kazuhisa Takenouchi was born in Japan. Upon graduating from high school, he entered a design school to study first commercial design, then animation. After completing his education, he started out as an assistant at an animation production house, also working as an assistant director. Around 1990 he made his directorial debut on a short video animation.

Leiji Matsumoto

Born in 1938, Leiji Matsumoto published his first Japanese manga success at 15 and went on to Tokyo and wider, more adult masterpieces like 1968’s Sexaroid series and animation classics such as Yamato 2520 (1974) and The Cockpit (1993). In a galactic backdrop, Matsumoto illustrates the theme of human survival . The first to publish Japanese comics on the Internet, he is currently developing a sequel to Galaxy Express 999. In 2001, he directed Daft Punk’s video, « One More Time ».

Screenplay
Thomas Bangalter, Cédric Hervet, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo

Image
Fumio Hirokawa, Haruhiko Ishikawa

Sound
Daft Punk

Editing
Shigeru Nishiyama, Olivier Gajan

Music
Daft Punk featuring Romanthony, Todd Edwards, DJ Sneak

Set decoration
Hiroshi Katou supervised by Leiji Matsumoto

Production : Shinji Shimizu et Daft Punk, Daft Life Ltd, Co/ Daft Trax 39 rue Durantin 75018 Paris France Tél : +33 (0)1 42 62 32 38 Fax : +33 (0)1 42 51 13 54 gildas@daftpunk.com Ventes à l’étranger Wild Bunch 99 rue de la Verrerie 75004 Paris France Tél : +33 (0)1 53 01 50 24 Fax : +33 (0)1 53 01 50 49 ssimonutti @exception-wb.com

Title in Original Version : INTERSTELLA 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem