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PaulGibsonBass

Eagles of Death Metal film

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Highly recommended is the documentary 'Eagles of Death Metal - Nos Amis' which I happened upon whilst looking for something else on Netflix today and ended up becoming completely absorbed in. The film concerns the band preparing to return to Paris to finish their gig at Le Bataclan that they had to abandon three months earlier. You know the background.

It's a harrowing watch at times, as Jesse Hughes and band struggle to come to terms with what happened and what they saw that night. One scene in particular shows Jesse being interviewed for French TV. He looks utterly empty, drained, traumatised, and it's difficult to watch. Jesse's friendship with Josh Homme forms the backbone of the story, and it's touching to see two men who genuinely love each other; Jesse's emotional reliance on Josh, and Josh's strength and support for Jesse.

I really enjoy music documentaries and watch many of them, and this is one of the best I've seen. As unthinkably horrifying as the backdrop is, it's a powerful story where friendship and unity ultimately wins through. If you get the chance to see it you really should.

Edited by PaulGibsonBass

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This. I'm not an overly emotional person but I watched it last night and I'm not ashamed to say that I had very moist eyes.
Please watch. You won't regret it.

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Me too, finally watched this last night.

The OP pretty much describes it exactly, Great film but a very difficult watch on times, especially the scene with Jesse being interviewed for French TV.

Couldn't take my eyes off it. And pretty much held my breath for most of it.

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I'll kee an eye out for that.

Didn't Jesse Hughes say some fairly controversial things after the attack? Is that covered in the film?

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[quote name='wateroftyne' timestamp='1505209463' post='3370181']
I'll kee an eye out for that.

Didn't Jesse Hughes say some fairly controversial things after the attack? Is that covered in the film?
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/paris-attacks-anniversary-bataclan-jesse-hughes-eagles-of-death-metal-a7414741.html

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[quote name='The59Sound' timestamp='1505209603' post='3370183']
[url="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/paris-attacks-anniversary-bataclan-jesse-hughes-eagles-of-death-metal-a7414741.html"]http://www.independe...l-a7414741.html[/url]
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Hadn't read this before, but it's not mentioned in the film, the film only really goes up to Feb'16, when they returned to Paris to play at the Olympia Venue.

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