Zeal & Ardor

‘Play With The Devil: Becoming Zeal & Ardor’ Documentary Now Available Digitally


Play With The Devil: Becoming Zeal & Ardor‘, a documentary film based on the Swiss soulful avante-garde metal outfit Zeal & Ardor, is now available digitally. Olivier Joliat & Matthias Willi co-directed that doc. A press release summed it up as follows:

‘What’s it about – religion, racism, segregation and appropriation: Questioning and breaking taboos, Swiss musician Manuel Gagneux is catapulted from the underground to the big stages of the world. But being praised as a new kind of leader by his fans scares the introverted artist.

How can he deal with the oversized expectations? Filmmakers Olivier Joliat and Matthias Willi follow Gagneux on his way from sudden fame into an existential crisis.’

You can pick up the film across leading digital service providers, with a list available through

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