Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo has contributed new music to Gates Of The Sun (Algérie pour toujours), an Algerian movie directed by Jean-Marc Minéo (Femme Fatale, Rape Me, Handicap), hitting theaters in France on March 18. The 90-minute political thriller, which co-stars Mike Tyson as himself (!), is about an Algerian secret agent who has to destroy an undercover paramilitary organization that plans to strike against the country and its people.
De Homem-Christo wrote the music for the film with Eric Chedeville, with whom he co-founded the record label Crydamoure and released numerous tracks in the late ’90s and early ’00s under the guise Le Knight Club.
According to an interview with Chedeville in French culture magazine Les Inrocks: “Guy-Man has made music in this film. Initially it had to be for a fight scene with Mike Tyson, but now it’s the final scene inside a club. It should not exceed two minutes, I think. At least 80% of the soundtrack was made by the two composers Matteodo Patrick and Jean-Jacques Ipino.”
Chedeville added: “And the piece will not be signed ‘Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo’ but ‘Knight Club’, the nickname that we used at the time for Crydamoure. The director is a friend of Guy-Man, and he wanted to give him a hand.”
No word yet on when the movie will receive a wider commercial release or if a soundtrack will be made available. The film’s trailer (below) is filled with action, including intense fight scenes and plenty of guns and violence.