A film that in magnetic, melancholy, and joyful ways captures the inimitable spirit of the 1980s.
In the early 1980s, France is gripped by a spirit of optimism that is also expressed in its music. Charismatic Jerôme, his introverted brother Philippe, and their friends operate a pirate radio station from an attic in their sleepy little town. Both brothers are in love with Marianne, who has just moved back from Paris. A tour of compulsory military service brings Philippe to West Berlin, where his acquaintance with Dany, a flashy male DJ at a military radio station, changes his life. When Philippe returns home, he realizes that a lot has changed there as well, and finds himself torn.
Meet the director
Vincent Maël Cardona
Vincent Maël Cardona, born in Brittany, France, in 1980, studied directing at the renowned Paris film school La Fémis. His 38-minute graduation film, ANYWHERE OUT OF THE WORLD, was awarded the second prize of the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival. His feature film debut, MAGNETIC BEATS, received the SACD prize of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and the César for best debut film.