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Pass notes No 2,683: Cinématon

15 November 2009 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The longest film ever made, all six days of it

What's that? The world's longest film.

How long is it? One hundred and fifty hours. That's six days. Or, if you prefer, six economy-size bags of Revels, three furtive bottles of gin, at least 12 trips to the loo, two sore buttocks, a pair of red eyes and one overwhelming sense of the utter pointlessness of human existence.

Not a date movie then? Don't be so sure. You could date, snog, get engaged, marry, conceive your first child, have a thing with someone else in row seven, divorce, have torrid make-up sex and settle in for the long haul with your original date all before the closing credits.

I'll bet it's French. Of course it is. Cinématon will be shown in Avignon later this month. Director Gérard Courant had the idea in 1978 and has spent 31 years making it. The film consists of three-minute, »

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