Louis, Martin and Michael
Genial TV host Louis Theroux sets out on a personal quest to meet the ultimate pop idol - Michael Jackson - and examine the often bizarre world that surrounded him and those that worshipped him.
Genial TV host Louis Theroux sets out on a personal quest to meet the ultimate pop idol - Michael Jackson - and examine the often bizarre world that surrounded him and those that worshipped at his altar. The journey began in the summer of 2002 with a simple phone call to Uri Geller - a personal friend of Jackson's - to fix a meeting for Louis. What happened next resulted in a fantastical trek into a weird world of characters who orbited around the self-proclaimed 'King of Pop'. Majestic Magnificent, Michael's personal magician, could be the gatekeeper to a meeting or just a fraud. Michael's father, Joe Jackson, ended up throwing Louis out of his hotel room for asking the wrong question. Then there was Geller, who fixed an interview for Martin Bashir, but could he fix one for Louis? The film reveals just how tenacious Louis was in pursuit of a subject he was passionate about: hours spent in freezing conditions outside a hotel in Berlin; a journey to an awards ceremony in Vienna where he discovered that Jackson never turned up; trips back and forth to America in the hope of tracking down possible leads.Would Louis, a lifelong fan of Jackson, eventually meet his hero?