As the first of its kind, the non-commercial charity James Bond Fan-documentary A Bond For Life portrays the devoted fan-love of director Benjamin Lind that began almost exactly twenty years ago. When he saw his first Bond film GoldenEye in cinema in 1996, it was love at first sight. From then on, the films accompanied him through difficult and challenging years.
When the sudden cancer death of his mother turned his world upside down in 1997, it was the fictional novel- and screen hero James Bond who gave him stability and a fantasy world to escape to. Being increasingly confronted with the serious side of life, Lind saw himself tasked with the challenge of balancing fantasy world and reality. With this combination, A Bond For Life is equally autobiography as well as journey through the exciting James Bond fandom.
Joined by friends and family, like-minded Bondfans and famous guest stars of the 53 year Bond history, Lind and his documentary consider the question how James Bond not only influenced or even changed one’s own life but also that of other people. Among others, Bond experts such as Danny Morgenstern, Remmert van Braam, Martijn Mulder and Wolfgang Thürauf shed some light on that.
The film is complemented by famous guest appearances of Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), Götz Otto (Tomorrow Never Dies), Nikki van der Zyl (the “Voice of the Bond Girls”), composer David Arnold, Academy Award winning lyricist Don Black, Béatrice Libert (Moonraker), Academy Award winning production designer Sir Ken Adam, actor Derek Lyons as well as actresses Tonia Sotiropoulou (Skyfall), Martine Beswick (From Russia With Love and Thunderball) and Luciana Paluzzi (Thunderball).
The World Premiere of A Bond For Life in support of UNICEF will be held at the C1 Cinema in Braunschweig on 12 March 2016 at 6pm. A UK Charity Premiere will take place in London. Further individual charity screenings of the film in Germany, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands and Spain are planned for 2016 and will be organized and coordinated with local UNICEF branches as well as James Bond Clubs and communities.