Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter makes unmasked cameo in film with ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ actor – watch

Jon Heder also stars in the French film 'Reality', directed by Ed Banger producer Mr Oizo

Thomas Bangalter, best known as one half of electronic duo Daft Punk, has made a rare public appearance unmasked, making a surprise cameo in a new French film.

The movie, directed by Quentin Dupieux (aka Ed Banger Records producer Mr Oizo), is titled Reality and is out now. Bangalter makes a cameo in a scene with Napoleon Dynamite actor Jon Heder. As Pitchfork notes, Philip Glass’ ‘Music With Changing Parts’ soundtracks the scene. Watch below.

SEE ALSO: Julian Casablancas Opens Up About ‘Super Weird’ Song He Recorded With Daft Punk


A new BBC documentary about Daft Punk, titled Daft Punk Unchained, will be premiered by French TV station Canal+ on June 24, featuring a host of famous stars including the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards and Pete Tong.

A press release states: “Daft Punk Unchained is the first film about the pop culture phenomenon that is Daft Punk… This documentary explores this unprecedented cultural revolution revealing a duo of artists on a permanent quest for creativity, independence and freedom. Between fiction and reality, magic and secret, future and reinvention, theatricality and humility, The Robots have built a unique world. The film combines rare archive footage as well as exclusive interviews with their closest collaborators.”

The duo, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, released their most recent album in the form of 2013’s ‘Random Access Memories’.

Meanwhile, a song by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, released under his Le Knight Club guise, was recently revealed online. ‘Gates Of The Sun’ is the work of De Homem-Christo and Crydamoure record label co-founder Eric Chedeville. It features on the soundtrack to a French film of the same name, which stars Mike Tyson. Le Knight Club last released a song in 2002.


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