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A music documentary exploring the turbulent, controversial and often unbelievable 30 year history of British post-punk industrial band Killing Joke.


Shaun Pettigrew


Shaun Pettigrew (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Killing Joke ... Themselves
Jaz Coleman Jaz Coleman ... Himself / Frontman Killing Joke
Jimmy Page ... Himself
Paul Raven Paul Raven ... Himself / Bass Guitar Killing Joke (archive footage) (as Paul Vincent Raven)
Laurence Gardner Laurence Gardner ... Himself
Martin Glover ... Himself / Bass Guitar Killing Joke
Paul Ferguson Paul Ferguson ... Himself / Drummer Killing Joke
Geordie Walker Geordie Walker ... Himself / Guitar Killing Joke (as Ken 'Geordie' Walker)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tareq Aakef Tareq Aakef ... Himself / Music Producer Egypt
Costa Anastasakis Costa Anastasakis ... Himself / Photographer
Tony Assassin Tony Assassin ... Himself / Music Producer
Geraldine Beskin Geraldine Beskin ... Herself
Dave Bianchi Dave Bianchi ... Himself
Peter Blump Peter Blump ... Himself / Videographer
Gloria Coleman Gloria Coleman ... Herself / Mother of Jaz


The definitive documentary on the English art punk band called Killing Joke, their music, method and madness featuring interviews with Jaz Coleman, Youth, Geordie, Big Paul, Reza Udhin, Jimmy Page, Peter Hook, Dave Grohl, Alex Paterson, Mike Coles, Chris Kimsey, Mat Smith, Neil Perry, Geraldine Beskin, Chantal Coves, Peter Plum, Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, Guolaugur Kristinn Ottarsson, Tom Larkin, Hinewehi Mohi, inventors, astrologists, the Gatherers and many more. Written by Anonymous

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2 October 2015 (UK) See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Jaz Coleman: Man's behavior patterns when scrutinized with true objectivity force us to accept the unyielding conclusion that he is an irrational primeval beast. He needs, he needs magic and miracles to dominate his existence. His unconscious mind yearns for this.
Jaz Coleman: The higher you reach to the gods of light the lower you must plunge to the gods of darkness.
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There's no business like show business
7 May 2017 | by dunfincinSee all my reviews

I think I am writing the first review of this film. I have followed modern music throughout most of my life and whilst I had heard of the group Killing Joke, I knew nothing about them and was not familiar with any of their music. Having seen this film, I am not much better off. I am sure that we have all watched documentaries about pop groups - their formation, successes and failures, the inevitable reliance upon drugs and booze, the lies and deceptions and the final falling out. This film is no different save that the group is still going as far as I know. You get more or less what you would expect with two possible exceptions. Firstly, the members of the group profess an affinity with mysticism and the dark arts generally with many references to metaphysical events which they claim to have experienced and which permeate their music or at least that's what they say and if you could actually hear any of their lyrics, this may well be true. Secondly, the "front man " is a remarkable individual called Jaz Coleman. A very intelligent and talented man but as is so often the case with such people,deeply flawed with self-confessed stays in psychiatric hospitals and narcotic addictions.I was not particularly engaged when watching this film as I found the group members and attendant managers and disgruntled former managers to be by and large the sort of people I would very much wish to avoid.I am sure that if you took any well known past or present rock band and put the members under a microscope, threw in some archive footage and vague reminiscences from people who claim to know or have known them, you would not see very much different than what is portrayed here. I can't see that this film would appeal to anyone other than a die-hard Killing Joke fan and surprisingly there are plenty of them..

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