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French Touch

A series directed by Jean-François Tatin, Written by Guillaume Fédou and Jean-François Tatin

Synopsis

FRENCH TOUCH is a documentary series which offers a travel back into the French Touch scene, through an original and curated playlist of 12 iconic pieces of French electronic music from 1996 until today - 12 episodes recorded in binaural sound. The series features internationally renowned French artists who contributed to the creation of this new musical style : Laurent Garnier, Nicolas Godin (Air), Chloé, Pedro Winter, Gaspard Augé (Justice), Etienne de Crécy, Philippe Zdar...

Broadcast

September 12. 2016, online on ARTE Creative

Partners

Sacem, CNC New Media, CNC New Production Technologies, RFI Labo, French Institute/Institut Français
Media partners : Deezer, Grazia, Konbini, Trax

Technical film summary

Directed by : Jean-François Tatin
Written by : Guillaume Fédou & Jean-François Tatin
Edited by : Flora Volpelière
Original soundtrack : Chassol
Music supervision : Creaminal
Voice : Maud Geffray
Producer : SILEX FILMS / 
Priscilla Bertin – Elisa Larriere – Judith Nora
Coproducer : ARTE France
Length : Series 12×7′

THE EPISODES :

EP 1 : BLACK CHIMIE
« Flying Fingers » (1996) // Motorbass
Cover by Double T

EP 2 : TECHNO COMBAT
« Flashback » (1995) // Laurent Garnier
Cover by Bisou de Saddam

EP 3 : DAFT CLUB
« Da Funk » (1995) // Daft Punk
Cover by Maxence Cyrin

EP 4 : VERSAILLES BREAKDOWN
« Sexy Boy » (1998) // Air
Cover by Thomas Ospital

EP 5 : EASY PARIS
« Rose Rouge » (2000) // St Germain
"Cagole swag" (La Marseillaise cover) by Christophe Chassol

EP 6 : APOGÉE
« You are my high » (2000) // Demon
Cover by Agar Agar

EP 7 : ELECTROCLASH
« Poney Part 1 » (2001) // Vitalic
Cover by Monoblok & Orchestre d'Harmonie de Lille-Fives

EP 8 : HEAVY DISCO
« Never be alone » (2003) // Justice
Cover by Lucien Ventura

EP 9 : ELECTRO LIBRE
« Utopia » (2003) // Jackson
Cover by Chassol

EP 10 : POP DISSIDENCE
« Divine » (2008) // Sébastien Tellier
Cover by Chassol

EP 11 : DRIVE IN
« Nightcall » (2011) // Kavinsky
Cover by YouTube fans

EP 12 : AFTER PARTY
« Welcome America » (2013) // La Femme
Cover by La Femme

Casting

Interviews :
ALEX GOPHER
ARIEL WIZMAN
BERTRAND BURGALAT
CHLOÉ
CRACKI RECORDS
DEMON
DJ HELL
ÉTIENNE DE CRÉCY
GASPARD AUGÉ (JUSTICE)
JACKSON
LA FEMME
LAURENT GARNIER
NICOLAS GODIN (AIR)
PEDRO WINTER (ED BANGER)
PHILIPPE ZDAR (MOTORBASS)
ROB
VITALIC

Festival selections

Francofolies Music Festival in La Rochelle 2016 - France
FIFIB (Independent International Film Festival of Bordeaux) 2016 - France
Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans 2016 - Switzerland
Asia TV Forum & Market 2016 - Singapour
COLCOA (City of Lights, City of Angels festival, Los Angeles) 2017 - USA
FIFA (International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal) 2017 - Canada
Dock Of The Bay. Festival de Cine Documental Musical 2018 - Spain

TRAILER

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Composed by Chassol