Paris 1992: literature student Paul (Félix de Givry) dreams of a career as a DJ. With his friend Stan, he forms the DJ duo Cheers, but their electronic dance music has little success. Thomas and Guy-Man of Daft Punk, on the other hand, are a very different story - and Paul keeps running into them at underground parties. Daft Punk go on to achieve worldwide success. Later, Paul becomes depressed, which is not helped by the amount of cocaine he is taking.
Director Mia Hansen-Løve, who based the story on the life of her brother and co-screenwriter DJ Sven Love, shows what becomes of Paul over the course of twenty years; his path from partygoer to organising DJ; how the euphoria of drugs, music and love can very easily degenerate into the disillusionment of financial setbacks, drug addiction and depression. Eden gives a truthful, at times poignant impression of two decades of garage in the French club scene - naturally, with lots of music.

Filmmaker
Mia Hansen-Løve
Country
France
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
131’
Language
French, English
Producer
Charles Gillibert
Production Company
CG Cinema
Sales
Kinology
Writer
Mia Hansen-Løve, Sven Hansen-Løve
Cinematography
Denis Lenoir
Editor
Marion Monnier
Production Design
Anna Falguères
Sound Design
Vincent Vatoux, Damien Tronchot, Caroline Reynaud
Music
Daft Punk, Joe
Cast
Vincent Macaigne, Vincent Lacoste