Along with Can and Kraftwerk, Einsturzende Neubauten is amongst the most important bands to come out of late 20th Century Germany. "Listen in Pain" is a documentary celebration of their twentieth birthday, shot by longtime fans and filmmakers Christian Beetz and Birgit Herdilitchke. A candid investigation of the strange, often controversial career of Einsturzende Neubauten, the band reveal much about their inspirations and interpersonal relationships, creating a wholly satisfying and highly entertaining portrait of a unique and highly innovative phenomenon.
"Listen With Pain" explores the creative process in extensive detail. Littered with musical extracts from various stages of the band's career it reveals the development and metamorphosis of a band at the forefront of the European industrial avant-garde movement. Along with extensive interview and behind the scenes footage of the band there are interviews with Stevo of label Some Bizarre and friend and collaborator Nick Cave. Extras include exclusive studio footage of the band recording several new tracks. For fans of Einsturzende Neubauten this is an invaluable addition to their collection and for the uninitiated, it is a matchless introduction.