The atmosphere of a real concert is hard to convey, but the Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund tried to do it with one of the most extensive live acts in recent history: RAMMSTEIN. The result is a thunderstorm of pyrotechnics, (fake) blood and sweat, which rolls over the viewer.
The movie was shot in Paris, where RAMMSTEIN played two shows in front of 17.000 people in the Bercy-Arena. Åkerlund used 30 cameras to record every moment of the show and to always get the perfect perspective. In the editing process, he created a styled up music video with fucking well made cuts, always in the right rhythm and speed with the music. Also, the sound is flawless, the force of the music is captured very well. And so,
RAMMSTEIN: Paris becomes a 100-minute-long music video.
The gimmicks generated while editing and the harsh cuts do the rest. The audience stays an anonymous mass and sadly, there is almost no real concert feeling. The viewer is nearer to RAMMSTEIN than they’ll possibly ever be and one can see the details of the show: how the guitars burn, for example. Flake, the keyboarder, is cooked into a mega-pot and Lindemann douse the audience with a fake penis.
The quality of sound and picture is amazing.
The musicians stay musicians and the audience a celebrating crowd. A bit more personality would have been nice. RAMMSTEIN: Paris is a perfectly choreographed night of superlatives!
Visit a cinema in your neighbourhood to watch RAMMSTEIN: Paris in theatres until Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.
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