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Release Date:
31 January 2003 (UK) See more »
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What if someone came along who changed not the way you think about everything, but everything about the way you think?
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Documentary about French philosopher (and author of deconstructionism) Jacques Derrida, who sparked fierce debate throughout American academia. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (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
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
 
Thanks
Eddie Schmidt .... thanks
 

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84 min
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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Whaddaloadacrap!, 19 January 2004
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"Derrida" dogs philosopher Jaques Derrida from boudoir to lectern and shows him being filmed and people filming him and him refusing to say anything personal while making the usual vague and ambiguous excursions in philosophical thought which one tends to expect of thinkers (or so they think) while never delivering anything of substance. We get to see Derrida butter his English muffin but we don't get to see him deconstruct deconstructionism because, of course, that's not possible. Bottom line: This documentary tries with synth music, voice-overs, translations, interviews, etc. but doesn't really sink its teeth into what appears to be a self-affected man who expects it is better to be thought an enigma than to open one's mouth and prove no enigma exists. Does the future have a future? If you really care, you might want to spend time with this film. Otherwise, just agree that it does and find something interesting to watch. (C)

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