Punk in Paradiso


‘Punk In Paradiso’ was filmed on the 17th and 18th of February 1978 during the first Dutch Punk Festival, the first time that only Dutch punk bands performed at Paradiso two nights in a row.

The black-and-white documentary shows the rawness of punk and the impact that the emerging punk music had on young people, with chaotic scenes both on stage and in the audience. Short fragments from almost every band that played those nights, can be seen followed by an interview in the dressing room.

As with punk, the image and sound of the documentary is not perfect or smooth. The black-and-white film is scratchy and the sound is studio like. The documentary is raw honoring the punk genre.

Introduction by director Monica Kugel +Punk Panel

Dutch spoken / NO subtitles