The Golden Age – a Film About Union Carbide Productions
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The Golden Age – a Film About Union Carbide Productions

  • Hans-Erik Therus
  • 69 min
  • Sweden
  • 2022
  • Documentary
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Anticipated documentary tells the true (?) story of the Göteborg band that achieved international iconic status but lost their way before they reached the top.

At the end of the eighties, Union Carbide Productions formed from what used to be called a group of upper-class kids from the affluent suburbs of Göteborg. They became famous for their rock-solid, raw music, their cockiness, and their debased performances. UCP managed to release four albums, play at CBGB’s, and be produced by Steve Albini before they split up in 1993, when several of the members – among others singer Ebbot Lundberg – went on to The Soundtrack of Our Lives. With the band’s own old recordings, reinforced with new interviews, Hans-Erik Therus (Pajala State of Mind, GFF 2016) – with focus on relationships and dynamics, rather than biography and chronology – tells the story of the dynamic music scene of the eighties and one of the world’s best bands.

- Camilla Larsson

Language
Swedish, English
Subtitles
English
Original title
The Golden Age – a Film About Union Carbide Productions
  • Dokumentär
  • Musik
  • Uppväxt
  • Världspremiär

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Director
Hans-Erik Therus
Producer
Hjalmar Palmgren
Screenplay
Hans-Erik Therus
Cinematographer
Hans-Erik Therus
Editors
Hans-Erik Therus, Johan Löfstedt , Kristofer Nordin
Music
Hans-Erik Therus, Union Carbide Productions
Cast
Adam Wladis , Björn Olsson , Ebbot Lundberg , Henrik Rylander , Henryk Lipp , Jan Skoglund , Kerstin Lundberg , Patrik Caganis , Per Helm , Per-Ivan Lundberg
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