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Release Date:
2 March 2005 (France) See more »
Plot:
Life and work of the founder of the Cinémathèque Française. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Brilliant and heartbreaking film about a true genius See more (5 total) »

Cast

 
Henri Alekan ... Himself
Catherine Allégret ... Herself
Jo Amorin ... Himself
Jean-Michel Arnold ... Himself
Christian Auboire ... Himself
François Barat ... Himself
Raphaël Bassan ... Himself

Jean-Paul Belmondo ... (archive footage)
Claude Berri ... Himself
Bernard Boursicot ... Himself
Marie-Charlotte Bridant ... Herself
Freddy Buache ... Himself
Raymonde Carasco ... Herself
Pierre Cardin ... Himself

Marcel Carné ... (archive footage)
Françoise Carvilani ... Herself
Jean Casol ... Himself

Claude Chabrol ... Himself
Jacques Champreux ... Himself
Odile Chapel ... Herself
Michel Ciment ... Himself
Daniel Cohn-Bendit ... Himself
Claudia Collao ... Herself

Cyril Collard ... Himself (archive footage)
Henri Colpi ... Himself
Frédéric Compain ... Himself
Mireille Darc ... (archive footage)
Georges de Caunes ... Himself (archive footage)
Hervé de Luze ... Himself
Sybille de Luze ... Herself
Philippe de Pardaillan ... Himself
Michel Delahaye ... (archive footage)
Ghislaine Dewind ... Herself
Jean Diard ... Himself
Jean Douchet ... Himself
Max Douy ... Himself
Brigitte Duvivier ... Herself
Bernard Eisenschitz ... Himself
Lotte Eisner ... Herself
Jean Eustache ... (archive footage)
Gérard Fallin ... Himself
Zahra Farzanef ... Herself
Feri Farzaneh ... Himself
Françoise Foucault ... Herself
Georges Franju ... Himself (archive footage)
Alain Gabet ... Himself
Abel Gance ... Himself (archive footage)

Philippe Garrel ... Himself
Farokh Ghafari ... Himself
Noëlle Giret ... Herself

Jean-Luc Godard ... Himself
Georges Goldfayn ... Himself
Romain Goupil ... Himself
Hiroko Govars ... Herself
Laurent Heynemann ... Himself

Alfred Hitchcock ... (archive footage)
André Holleaux ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Hossein ... Himself
Henri Hudrisier ... Himself
François Husard ... Himself
Léone Jaffin ... Herself
Miklós Jancsó ... Himself
Marie-Josée Jeannet ... Herself
Valérie Jeannet ... Herself
Pierre Kast ... (archive footage)

Gene Kelly ... (archive footage)
Georges Kiejman ... (archive footage)
André S. Labarthe ... Himself
Marguerite Laloi-Diard ... Herself
Valérie Lalonde ... Herself
Xavier Lambours ... Himself
Henri Langlois ... Himself (archive footage)
Hugues Langlois ... Himself
Jean-Louis Langlois ... Himself
Paul Lantéri ... Himself
Éric Le Roy ... Himself
Richard Leacock ... Himself
Maurice Lemaître ... Himself
Luce Leray-Mauriac ... Herself
Roland Lesaffre ... Himself
Lucie Lichtig ... Herself
Renée Lichtig ... Herself
Serge Losique ... Himself

Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Himself
Marc Maintigneux ... Himself
Marie-France ... Herself
Bernard Martinand ... Himself
Mary Meerson ... Herself (archive footage)
Frédéric Mitterrand ... Himself
Pierre Moinot ... Himself
Maud Molyneux ... Herself
Laurent Muratet ... Himself
Glenn Myrent ... Himself
Marie-Hélène Méliès-Lehérissey ... Herself
Jean Narboni ... Himself
Marie-José Nat ... (archive footage)
Luc Passerau-Supervielle ... Himself
Véronique Perlès ... Herself
Olivier Petitjean ... Himself
Pierre Philippe ... Himself

Maurice Pialat ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack Ralite ... Himself
Jean-Pierre Rassam ... Himself (archive footage)
Nicholas Ray ... Himself (archive footage)

Satyajit Ray ... Himself (archive footage)

Jean Renoir ... Himself (archive footage)

Alain Resnais ... Himself (archive footage)
Jean Reznikov ... Himself
Patrick Rinoux ... Himself
Jacques Rivette ... Himself (archive footage)
Jacques Robiolles ... Himself
Pascal Rogard ... Himself

Eric Rohmer ... Himself
Muriel Rosé ... Herself
Jean Rouch ... Himself
Ambroise Roux ... Himself
Ewa Rudling ... Herself
Jacques Salom ... Himself
Peter Scarlet ... Himself
Daniel Schmidt ... Himself

Barbet Schroeder ... Himself (archive footage)
Werner Schroeter ... Himself
Nicolas Seydoux ... Himself - gaumont

Simone Signoret ... Herself (archive footage)
Jean-Charles Tacchella ... Himself
Lionel Tardif ... Himself
Max Tessier ... Himself
Serge Toubiana ... Himself

François Truffaut ... Himself (archive footage)
Jean Tulard ... Himself

Jack Valenti ... Himself
Agathe Vannier ... Herself

Agnès Varda ... Herself
Bénédicte Veilloux ... Herself
Luce Vigo ... Herself
Raoul Walsh ... Himself (archive footage)
Michel Warren ... Himself

Directed by
Jacques Richard 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Richard 

Produced by
Jacques Richard .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nicolas Baby 
Liam Farrell 
 
Cinematography by
Jérôme Blumberg 
Jacques Richard 
 
Film Editing by
Fabrice Radenac 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie-Charlotte Bridant .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
François Didio .... sound editor
Mathieu Genet .... sound mixer
 
Editorial Department
Dominique Le Rigoleur .... color timer
Bruno Patin .... color timer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le fantôme d'Henri Langlois" - France (original title)
"Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque" - USA (original subtitled version)
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Runtime:
210 min | USA:128 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Serge Toubiana:The notion of authorship certainly took on visibility and became obvious to Truffaut as a critic in the 1950s because Langlois reinvorced the auteur theory by showing everything an auteur made, even long-ago artists. The idea was afoot that each individual film contributes to an auteur's body of work...See more »
Movie Connections:
References Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant and heartbreaking film about a true genius, 8 January 2008
Author: peacenow17 from United States

I'm actually too emotional to be writing this at this moment, having just seen the film. It is clear that without the extraordinary efforts of Henri Langlois, many of the great achievements in cinema would never have survived. Though he was a genius, he always had to deal with the Sisyphean struggle against pettiness and institutional lameness, but especially a lack of, ironically, VISION, to understand the importance of preserving films as a legacy for the future. It is a must-see for anyone who is passionate about film, but it is heartbreaking to experience the struggle. One cannot fathom how it is possible that although he had remarkable support from some of the most important film makers of SEVERAL generations, in the end, the struggle was too much to bear. It is a lesson/warning: When someone of such immense passion and drive subordinates everything for something greater than himself, we, in society, must pay attention. It's not as though he was a great painter who never sold a painting in his lifetime and died never knowing how he may have affected people through his work. Langlois did have champions, but that just wasn't enough because his task was so enormous. This film deserves a better comment. It is at once exhilarating and crushing.

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