Nice. Thomas Bangalter, one half of electronic French house innovator's Daft Punk, has written the score for Gaspar Noé's "Enter The Void," according to the press notes from the Cannes Film Festival.
Noé is the French-Argentine provacateur behind hard-t0-watch transgressive films like "Irreversible" and "I Stand Alone." And "Enter The Void" centers on a young man (Nathaniel Brown) who promises to protect his little sister ( Paz de la Huerta, the sexy and very-naked temptress of "The Limits of Control") sister after the brutal death of their parents.
The collaboration isn't a total surprise. Bangalter produced the excellent pulsating and clautrophobic score to the film "Irréversible," released in 2002. A soundtrack album was later released featuring Bangalter's tracks plus material by Gustav Mahler, Étienne Daho and Beethoven also featured in the film.
Here's the official, "Enter The Void" synopsis:
Oscar and his sister Linda are recent arrivals in Tokyo. Oscar's a small time drug dealer, and Linda works as a nightclub stripper. One night, Oscar is caught up in a police bust and shot. As he lies dying, his spirit, faithful to the promise he made his sister that he would never abandon her - refuses to abandon the world of the living. It wanders through the city, his visions growing evermore distorted, evermore nightmarish. Past, present and future merge in a hallucinatory maelstrom.Daft Punk's next major scoring gig appears to be "Tron 2" which is set for a 2011 release. "Enter The Void" has its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 22.