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23 October 2003 (USA) See more »
A look at the work of director Michel Gondry, through his music videos, short films, and commercials. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Beck ... Himself (segment "Deadweight" and "I've Been Twelve Forever")

Björk ... Herself (numerous segments)
The Chemical Brothers ... Themselves (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Tom Rowlands ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as The Chemical Brothers)
Ed Simons ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as The Chemical Brothers)
Miho Hatori ... Herself (segments "Sugar Water" and "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as Cibo Matto)
Yuka Honda ... Herself (segments "Sugar Water" and "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as Cibo Matto)

Daft Punk ... Themselves (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")

Dave Grohl ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")

Jack White ... Himself (segments "Dead Leaves & the Dirty Ground" - "The Hardest Button to Button" and "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as The White Stripes)
Meg White ... Herself (segments "Dead Leaves & the Dirty Ground" - "The Hardest Button to Button" and "I've Been Twelve Forever") (as The White Stripes)
Sylvain Arnoux ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Karen Baird ... Herself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Heidi Bivens ... Herself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Étienne Charry ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Lauri Faggioni ... Herself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
François Gondry ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Marie-Noëlle Gondry ... Herself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Paul Gondry ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Twist ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Valdís Óskarsdóttir ... Herself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Nicolas Dufournet ... Himself (segment "Oui Oui Concert at La Tour Eiffel")
Matthieu Ballet ... Himself (segment "Oui Oui Concert at La Tour Eiffel")

Michel Gondry ... Himself (numerous segments)
Elodie Saada ... Aurélie (segment "La Lettre")
Thomas Mouty ... Stephane (segment "La Lettre")
Jérôme Monot ... The Brother (segment "La Lettre")
Frédéric Daniel ... Aurelie's Father (segment "La Lettre")
Ilda Mouty ... Aurelie's Mother (segment "La Lettre")

David Cross ... The Turd (segment "One Day...")

Jim Carrey ... The Driver (segment "Pecan Pie")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akhenaton ... Himself (segment "Je Danse Le Mia") (uncredited)

Patricia Arquette ... (segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (uncredited)
Thomas Bangalter ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever") (uncredited)
Ramzy Bedia ... (segment "Pecan Pie") (uncredited)

Jean-Michel Bernard ... Farfisa Organ salesman (uncredited)
Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo ... Himself (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever") (uncredited)
Robert del Naja ... Himself (segment "Protection") (uncredited)

Foo Fighters ... Themselves (segment "Everlong") (uncredited)

Taylor Hawkins ... Himself (segment "Everlong") (uncredited)

Mick Jagger ... Himself (segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (uncredited)

Eric Judor ... (segment "Pecan Pie") (uncredited)
Stephanie Landwehr ... Girl (segment "Let Forever Be") (uncredited)
Grant Marshall ... Himself (segment "Protection") (uncredited)
Massive Attack ... Themselves (segment "Protection") (uncredited)
Nate Mendel ... Himself (segment "Everlong") (uncredited)

Kylie Minogue ... Herself (segments "Come Into My World" and "I've Been Twelve Forever") (uncredited)

Keith Richards ... Himself (segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (uncredited)

The Rolling Stones ... Themselves (segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (uncredited)
Pat Smear ... Himself (segment "Everlong") (uncredited)
Tracey Thorn ... Herself (segment "Protection") (uncredited)
Mushroom Vowles ... Himself (segment "Protection") (uncredited)

Charlie Watts ... Himself (segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (uncredited)

Ron Wood ... Himself (segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (uncredited)

Directed by
Lance Bangs (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Jeff Buchanan (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Michel Gondry (numerous segments)
Cyril Merle (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Adrian Scartascini (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Writing credits
Michel Gondry (written by) (segment "La Lettre")

Michel Gondry (written by) (segment "One Day...")

Jim Carrey (written by) (segment "Pecan Pie")

Produced by
Lance Bangs .... co-producer
Georges Bermann .... producer (numerous segments) (as Georges Berman)
Myriam Bismuth .... producer (segment "Joga")
Jason Bistarkey .... producer (segment "One Day...")
Richard Brown .... producer
Pete Chambers .... executive producer (segment "Bachelorette", "Joga", "Protection")
Toby Courlander .... executive producer (segments "Drugstore", "Resignation", "Smarienberg")
Paul DeGooyer .... executive producer
Dan Dickenson .... executive producer (segments "Come Into My World", "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground", "Fell In Love With A Girl")
Yannick Dupas .... producer (segment "Come Into My World")
Steven Elliot .... producer (segment "Army of Me")
Julie Fong .... producer
Cathy Hood .... producer (segment "Isobel")
Ulfur H. Hrobjartsson .... producer (segment "Joga")
Matthew Justice .... producer (segment "Smarienberg")
Vincent Landay .... executive producer
Charlotte Lepot .... executive producer (segment "Fell In Love With A Girl")
Charlotte Lepot .... producer (segments "Star Guitar", "Come Into My World)
Inigo Lezzi .... producer (segments "Lucas With the Lid Off", "Protection")
Laurie Malaga .... executive producer (segment "Deadweight")
Michel Maniot .... line producer (segment "Human Behavior")
Claire Marquet .... producer (segment "Fell In Love With A Girl")
John Moule .... producer (segment "Sugar Water")
Mark Murrell .... producer (segment "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground")
Adrian Scartascini .... producer (segment "One Day...")
Lou Stellato .... executive producer: MTV2
Simon Poon Tip .... producer (segments "Hyper-Ballad", "Resignation")
Original Music by
Marie-Noëlle Gondry (segments "I've Been Twelve Forever", "La Lettre")
Michel Gondry (segment "One Day...")
Cinematography by
Lance Acord (segments "Bachelorette", "Let Forever Be")
Lance Bangs (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Olivier Cariou (segment "La Lettre")
Michel Gondry (segments "Joga", "The Hardest Button to Button")
Phil Klemmer (segment "Drumb and Drumber")
Alex Lamarque (segments "Around the World", "Come Into My World")
Max Malkin (segment "Deadweight")
Tim Maurice-Jones (numerous segments)
Pierre Rouger (segment "Everlong")
Harris Savides (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
Adrian Scartascini (segment "One Day...")
Jean-Louis Bompoint (segment "Les Cailloux") (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Jeff Buchanan (segment "I've Been Twelve Forever")
Samuel Danési (segment "Fell In Love With A Girl")
Olivier Gajan (segment "Human Behavior")
François Gilgy (segment "Human Behavior")
Olivier Gondry (segment "Star Guitar")
Andy Grieve (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Geoff Hounsell (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Russell Icke (numerous segments)
Charles Johnston (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Philippe Kotlarski (segment "La Lettre")
John Murray (segment "Deadweight")
François Nemeta (segment "Oui Oui Concert at La Tour Eiffel")
Lost Planet (segment "One Day...")
Jeffrey Stevens (segment "One Day...")
Art Direction by
K.K. Barrett (segment "Let Forever Be")
Jean-Pascal Chalard (segment "Around the World")
Gilles Chapat (segment "Lucas With the Lid Off")
Christopher Chesney (segment "Dead Leaves & the Dirty Ground")
Robbie Freed (segments "Levi's: Drugstore" and "Smirnoff: Smarienberg")
Samantha Gore (segment "Bachelorette")
Marc Homes (segment "Sugar Water")
William Lakoff (segment "Everlong")
Happy Massee (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Pierre Pell (segment "Come Into My World")
Production Management
Raffi Adlan .... production manager
Gina Fortunato .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bertrand Delpierre .... first assistant director (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
François Nemeta .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jon Spira .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Christophe Deroo .... camera operator: segment "Lou Bennet"
Jean Marc Mirete .... still photographer (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
Animation Department
Sébastien Fau .... animator (segment "Fell In Love with a Girl")
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Baird .... costume designer: segment "The Hardest Button to Button"
Heidi Bivens .... costume designer: segment "The Hardest Button to Button"
Music Department
Bruno Mercere .... music mixer
Other crew
Becky Hutner .... intern
Katya Mokolo .... production assistant (segment "Lou Bennet")
Katya Mokolo .... production assistant: segment "Lou Bennet"
Katie Mulligan .... intern
Molly Mullin .... assistant to David Koh
Mary Osborne .... interview transcriptor
Amro Hamzawi .... thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • BUF
  • Duran (segment "Fell In Love with a Girl")
  • Mikros Image (segment "Fell In Love with a Girl")
  • The Mill (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")
Other Companies
  • Lost Planet  editing (segment "The Hardest Button to Button")

Additional Details

USA:300 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The White Stripes famous "Fell In Love With A Girl" lego video took over two months to complete. Every shot was done by hand, and changing a single block required much of the "sets" to be rebuilt.See more »
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Great collection of material to know the genius that is Gondry, 3 March 2011
Author: Imdbidia from Australia

A five-hour length double-sided CD with a huge collection of Gondry's video-clips, commercials, short films and a documentary about him, which go from year 1987 to year 2003.

The video-clip collection is extensive and impressive and shows the largeness of Gondry's creativity world, from the delightful low-budget animated clips of his band Qui Qui, to the spectacular ones of modern pop-rock bands and soloists. I especially liked his videos for Bjork and the Chemical Bros, but all of them are fantastic, so different, unique and so very Gondry.

There are a few commercials, but they are just visually brilliant and impacting, less Gondry-ish so to speak, but the humor and naughtiness are still there. The one for Levis is just fantastic.

The collection of short stories is not as homogeneous and extensive, and mixes shorts that Gondry made for his family (birthday presents), others that express things that happened to him when young, and those directed to the public, still inspired in his life, with different styles and aesthetics. I loved "So Tiny" and "The Letter".

The bio-documentary is OK, and shows Gondry's childish, creative and naughty personality, but is not well structured, with bits of information missing. The figure of the father, who seems to be so important to him, is barely mentioned, but his mother is over-present. I would have liked a little bit more of biographical details and interviews from his childhood and youth friends, his brothers, and more personal things. However, the documentary focus more in his professional and creative work, giving a detailed explanation on how and why he made some videos, interviews with the bands for whom he worked, a lot of footage about his band Qui Qui, and some hints of his personal life, but very reduced. I think both things could have occupied similar space, but the professional part ends dominating the documentary. I loved that too, but it left me craving for more.

If you like Gondry and/or good quality music clips you'll enjoy this independent DVD.

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