QFT Player: Welcome to the Dark Ages

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CertificateNot Rated
Year2019
GenreDocumentary
DirectorPaul Duane
LanguageEnglish
CountryIreland
Running Time1HR 23MINS
SeasonQFT Player

For 23 years, since they disappeared from sight after burning one million pounds in a remote boathouse on the Isle of Jura, the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have turned down every request for them to participate in a documentary. Director Paul Duane (Best Before Death) managed to persuade them and follows their reunion in Welcome to the Dark Ages. Available to rent on QFT Player.

In 2017, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, formerly The KLF, returned after 23 years of silence - but they were no longer a pop group. They were now undertakers, planning to build a monument, the People's Pyramid, out of bricks made from the remains of dead people. The process was dubbed MuMufication (referencing the KLF creation The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu).

They’ve set a deadline of 2023 to find a permanent venue for the 23-foot-high pyramid, which will contain 34,952 bricks and could take over 200 years to complete. They agreed to participate in this film about their new project, then changed their minds on Day 2 of shooting. The filmmakers continued filming. This is what they saw.

The diverse cast of characters includes Paul Conroy, a famous war photographer; Gimpo, the band’s roadie, who filmed the notorious Watch the K Foundation Burn a Million Quid; Paul Sullivan, a conceptual architect; and Claire and Rupert Callendar, undertakers, from the firm, Green Funeral Company.

To date, 3,000 people have signed up for MuMufication. That leaves only 31,592 to go.

Watch now for £4.99 on QFT Player.