THE GOLDEN AGE
A movie about the legendary Gothenburg band UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS that reunited in the summer of 2017.
world premiere at the Gothenburg Film Festival 2022. This is a film about a bunch of messy and derailed 25-year-olds who, despite everything, manage to establish themselves and break with expectations and go their own way. With music as their lifeline.
Today, Union Carbide Productions must be seen as a cult band from Gothenburg's more affluent suburbs. Few bands in the late eighties had the opportunity to tour abroad, playing at the Marquee club in London and CBGB's in New York.
The movie THE GOLDEN AGE takes us from the beginning to the end. What happened to this troubled band which, according to singer Ebbot Lundberg, "went off the rails before anything really happened" and which, according to guitarist Björn Olsson, related to the tours as if they were "ski trips even though the skis had been replaced by guitars".
It is the story of a group of troubled and derailed 25-year-olds who, despite everything, manage to establish themselves and break with expectations and go their own way. With music as a lifeline. You could also see the movie as a time capsule filled with amazing archives from the late eighties and early nineties, a time that was very much a turning point.
In 2017, the band reunites and this time draws a large audience, but maybe the reunion is above all a way to heal old wounds and apologize to each other for everything that went wrong thirty years ago?
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Director: Hans-Erik Therus
Production: Hjalmar Palmgren
Premiere: January 2022