Mia Hansen-Løve, France – 2013 – 2h11min – Comédie dramatique
Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music. Paul Vallée is a young French student who enjoys going to raves. Eventually he partners with his friend Cyril to form a DJ duo called Cheers around the same time as two of his other friends Guy-Man and Thomas form the DJ duo Daft Punk. In university he hopes to be a writer but as time goes on he abandons his thesis as his DJing career takes off. In 2001 he and Cyril are invited to New York to DJ at PS1 MoMA but Cyril refuses to go, having finally decided to commit to the graphic novel he had wanted to write. Paul’s time in New York is a success, but upon his return he learns that Cyril committed suicide shortly after finishing his graphic novel.