Placebo Confirm New Documentary, This Search For Meaning

A multi-faceted look at their career...

Placebo have confirmed plans for a new documentary.

The incoming feature-length film is a multi-faceted look at their career, steered by Scottish award-winning filmmaker Oscar Sansom. Looking back to their origins, it also takes a broader glimpse at their impact, and ongoing artistry.

Brian and Stefan are shown in conversation, but the film is interwoven with excerpts – treated as overheard conversation – from the likes of Shirley Manson (Garbage), Robbie Williams, Yungblud, Rebecca Lucy Taylor (Self Esteem), Joe Talbot (IDLES) as well as the visual artist Stuart Semple.

A glowing cast, with This Search For Meaning set to dart between the band’s origins, their unlikely rise during the macho Britpop era, and their ongoing creative quest.

The film also presents completely new performances – stripped from recent album ‘Never Let Me Go’ – shot at the legendary Twickenham Film Studios, which was also the scene for The Beatles in Peter Jackson’s mammoth Get Back.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a plethora of archive footage – including a glimpse of Placebo working with the late, great David Bowie.

This Search For Meaning will be given a theatrical release in September.

Photo Credit: Mads Perch

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