Cinématon

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 1978
  • Running time: 9120 min
Cinématon is a 154-hour-long experimental film by French director Gérard Courant. It was the longest film ever released until 2011. Composed over 40 years from 1978 until 2019, it consists of a series of over 2,000 silent vignettes (cinématons), each... read more

Cinématon is a 154-hour-long experimental film by French director Gérard Courant. It was the longest film ever released until 2011. Composed over 40 years from 1978 until 2019, it consists of a series of over 2,000 silent vignettes (cinématons), each 3 minutes and 25 seconds long, of various celebrities, artists, journalists and friends of the director, each doing whatever they want for the allotted time. Subjects of the film include directors Barbet Schroeder, Nagisa Oshima, Volker Schlöndorff, Ken Loach, Benjamin Cuq, Youssef Chahine, Wim Wenders, Joseph Losey, Jean-Luc Godard, Samuel Fuller and Terry Gilliam, chess grandmaster Joël Lautier, and actors Roberto Benigni, Stéphane Audran, Julie Delpy and Lesley Chatterley. Gilliam is featured eating a 100-franc note, while Fuller smokes a cigar. Courant's favourite subject was a 7-month-old baby. The film was screened in its then-entirety in Avignon in November 2009 and was screened in Redondo Beach in April 2010.

Original Release

12/20/1978

US Release

04/09/2010

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Cast

Directors

Gerard Courant

Cast

Roberto Benigni N°801
Julie Delpy N°376
Terry Gilliam N°601
Jean-Luc Godard N°106
Gaspar Noe N°1749
Wim Wenders N°212
Nagisa Oshima N°806
Véronique Delbourg Participant / N°804
Marie-Louise Alemann Participant
Halim Anou Participant
Tina Aumont Participant
Cécile Babiole Participant
Gaël Badaud Participant / N°17
Philippe Barassat Participant
Christian Barbier Participant
Galaxie Barbouth Self / N°264 / N°306 / N°447 / N°698 / N°895
Serge Bard Participant / N°2026
Jean-Michel Barjol Participant
Eugénie Bastié Participant
Lilian Bathelot Participant

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