6:30pm - Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
"A subtle musical documentary glorifying the Teutonic band, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, author of the “Lady Dior” advertising, with Marion Cotillard. What else?"”
Iconic German ‘Neue Deutsche Härte’ outfit Rammstein has long been in an über-league of its own when it comes to taking the live presentation of rock music to new heights, both in terms of conception and execution. Catching this excitement on film is an almost impossible task.
In this state-of-the-art concert film (which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016), renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund takes a radical new approach to capturing the emotion and thrill of Rammstein’s one-of-a-kind live performance. Shot on March 6-7 2012, RAMMSTEIN: PARIS is a fast-paced feast for all senses: a dark and spectacular fairy-tale laced with controversy, don’t-try-this-at-home theatrics, plus the all-consuming aroma of Benzin.
Rowing longboats up fjords. Building large and important monuments. Opening major ceremonial occasions… then closing them – with a bang. Rammstein’s music is the perfect soundtrack for all or any of these.
RAMMSTEIN: PARIS is a one-night-only cinematic event taking place around the world on Thursday, March 23. Only at the Rio Theatre – big screen, bigger sound, and with Vancouver’s favourite concession! (It’s gonna be a party, people.)
Thursday, March 23
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Single tickets $12 in advance | $15 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! (Please note that this film is rated 14A). Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
During the “Made in Germany” tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund filmed two acclaimed Rammstein concerts in March 2012 – each for an audience of 17,000 at the Bercy Arena in Paris. In the resulting film (with 16 songs from the entire repertoire), Jonas Åkerlund takes a radically new approach to capturing the emotion and thrill of Rammstein’s live performance.
Jonas Åkerlund: “We shot two nights in Paris, and we had 30 cameras, so that gives you 60 angles, plus we shot a dress rehearsal for close-ups. That gives you a massive amount of footage. This is a whole Rammstein-show, and I take the footage and cut it with the same precision that I would a 3-4 minute music video. Even with a big crew of editors, it took us over a year to nail down the edit. Looking at it now – that is the strength of this project. It really brings the show alive and shows what Rammstein is all about. I am very happy with RAMMSTEIN: PARIS. What this film shows wasn’t just relevant four years ago – it will always be relevant. Rammstein is a timeless work of art. And even if it might sound a bit pretentious, I’d like to say that I don’t think that this level of precision will ever again be attained in a concert film. The film is unique.”
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