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

05/11/1978

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Cast

Roberto Benigni Participant
Julie Delpy Participant
Terry Gilliam Participant
Jean-Luc Godard Participant
Gaspar Noe Participant
Wim Wenders Participant
Nagisa Oshima Participant
Véronique Delbourg Participant
Jacques Aboucaya Participant
Vincent Adatte Participant
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Gerard Courant

Cast

Roberto Benigni Participant
Julie Delpy Participant
Terry Gilliam Participant
Jean-Luc Godard Participant
Gaspar Noe Participant
Wim Wenders Participant
Nagisa Oshima Participant
Véronique Delbourg Participant
Jacques Aboucaya Participant
Vincent Adatte Participant
Fabrice Adde Participant
Laure Adler Participant
Henri Alekan Participant
Marie-Louise Alemann Participant
René Allio Participant
Merzak Allouache Participant
Frédéric Ambroisine Participant
Camille Andreys Participant
Amina Annabi Participant
Halim Anou Participant

Producers

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