Lords of Chaos / Jonas Åkerlund

  • Country and year: UK / Sweden 2018
  • Duration: 117 min
  • Director: Jonas Åkerlund
  • Writer: Dennis Magnusson, Jonas Åkerlund, based on book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Söderlind
  • Producer(s): Jack Arbuthnott, Jim Czarnecki, Kwesi Dickson, Danny Gabai, Erik Gordon, Kai-Lu Hsiung, Ko Mori, Fredrik Zander
  • Cinematographer: Pär M. Ekberg
  • Cast: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Anthony De La Torre, Jack Kilmer, Valter Skarsgård, Sam Coleman, Sky Ferreira, Jonathan Barnwell
  • Format: DCP

“[Jonas] Akerlund approaches the Norwegian black metal scene in part via an account of the movement provided by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind’s nonfiction Lords of Chaos, concerning the emergence of Mayhem. The intentionally extreme Oslo band, co-founded by Oystein Aarseth (aka ‘Euronymous’), took the medievalist trappings of the early black metal groups and refined them into a toxic mixture of rage and violence. —

Akerlund finds fertile material here, relying on his instincts as the former drummer for Swedish metal band Bathory in the 1980s and his impressive credits directing music videos for the likes of U2, Madonna and Lady Gaga. He’s not inclined to take the scene as seriously as his subjects though, layering in abundant irony and dark humor as he tracks Mayhem’s ascendancy from suburban rock brats to most-wanted urban terrorists.” – Justin Lowe / The Hollywood Reporter

“Death to false metal, all hail Lords of Chaos”
– Matt Donato / Dread Central

”A detailed film that throws the viewer straight into the cultural deep end”
– Nikki Baughan / Screen International

”Pitch-perfect black metal dramedy about real-life head-bangers who lost their minds”
– Amy Nicholson / Variety

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