IMDb > Derrida (2002)

Derrida (2002) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 3 | slideshow)


User Rating:
6.5/10   651 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 9% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Derrida on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
31 January 2003 (UK) See more »
What if someone came along who changed not the way you think about everything, but everything about the way you think?
Documentary about French philosopher (and author of deconstructionism) Jacques Derrida, who sparked fierce debate throughout American academia. | Add synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
not a "deconstructive" review/A Lion Incapable of Eating Christians See more (30 total) »


  (in credits order)
Jacques Derrida ... Himself
Marguerite Derrida ... Herself
René Major ... Himself
Chantal Major ... Herself

Avital Ronell ... Herself
René Derrida ... Himself
Eddie Yeghiayan ... Himself

Directed by
Kirby Dick 
Amy Ziering  (as Amy Ziering Kofman)
Produced by
Gil Kofman .... associate producer
Amy Ziering .... producer (as Amy Ziering Kofman)
Original Music by
Ryûichi Sakamoto 
Cinematography by
Kirsten Johnson 
Film Editing by
Matthew Clarke  (as Matt Clarke)
Kirby Dick 
Sound Department
Alan Barker .... sound mixer
Mark Z. Danielewski .... sound
Clifford 'Kip' Gynn .... sound mixer
David Scharf .... dialogue editor
Editorial Department
Adam Finberg .... assistant editor
Brian Jonason .... assistant editor
Allen Kelly .... colorist
Matvey Shatz .... color timer
Music Department
Fernando Aponte .... score mixer
Fernando Aponte .... score recordist
Roberto Concina .... composer: song "Improvisations Part 2"
Other crew
Steven C. Beer .... producer's representative
Mike Kahne .... titles
Eddie Schmidt .... thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
not a "deconstructive" review/A Lion Incapable of Eating Christians, 20 April 2010
Author: jonbecker03 from Holyoke, Massachusetts

this isn't going to be a "deconstruction" of the dick/ziering film entitled "derrida." i wouldn't be qualified to offer one, so i won't even make an attempt. this is merely a random assemblage of my thoughts regarding the filmtext................ derrida was one of the most powerful, iconoclastic philosophers of all time. deconstruction is essentially about the DELEGITIMATION of texts, i.e., the process of exposing their LACK of relevance and truth value. hence, a deconstruction of the bible would "prove" this text to be of LIMITED truth value or relevance. (take THAT Christians!) if we are to evaluate philosophies, perhaps we should judge them on the basis of what they are capable of deconstructing. in which case deconstrution would prove to be the most powerful philosophy, since it is capable of deconstructing just about anything................ that said, "derrida" does not portray the philosopher of deconstruction as an iconoclast. it doesn't envisage derrida as one of the (Christian, Jew, and Moslem-eating) "lions" of postmodern thought. instead, it presents him as a toothless, aging, declawed, castrated feline mewing by the fireside. a complacent member of the bourgeoisie enjoying his petty privileges. if you watch this film, you might get the idea that deconstruction is a cute, "homey" kind of philosophy designed to reassure the middle classes................

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (30 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Derrida (2002)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Schizopolis Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Religulous Borders "Arena: Burroughs"
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.