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Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2005)

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A documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter, with performances by those musicians he has influenced.

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Legendary poet, singer/songwriter and alleged ladies man Leonard Cohen is interviewed in his L.A. home about his extraordinary life and times, interspersed with old footage from his private photo collection and lavish praise plus elaborately performed Cohen cover songs from a motley crew of colleague musicians, amongst whom Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus & Martha Wainwright, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker and U2's Bono and The Edge. By way of dessert the latter two and their band mates even get to back up the man for a special performance of his own. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t_prod@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material | See all certifications »
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8 September 2006 (Finland)  »

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Leonard Cohen: Én itt vagyok neked  »

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$17,130 (USA) (23 June 2006)

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$1,036,050 (USA) (8 September 2006)
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Leonard Cohen: Sometimes, when you no longer see yourself as the hero of your own drama, expecting victory after victory, and you understand deeply that this is not paradise... somehow we're, especially the privileged ones that we are, we somehow embrace the notion that this veil of tears, that it's perfectable, that you're going to get it all straight. I've found that things became a lot easier when I no longer expected to win.
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Performed by Martha Wainwright
Written by Leonard Cohen
Published by Bad Monk Publishing (BMI) / Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)
All rights on behalf of Bad Monk Publishing and Sony/ATV Songs LLC are administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing,
8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203 USA.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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A great tribute to a marvelous poet
29 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was completely mesmerized by the performances in "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man" and really liked the juxtaposition of his voice talking with other voices singing his songs. I saw the movie at the Sundance Film Festival and fell in love with his songs all over again. I thought that hearing about his life through his words and commentary was totally absorbing and I enjoyed every minute of it. On another level it also introduced me to artists that I didn't know that well or at all. I am now a huge fan of Rufus Wainwright's who is a perfect person to sing Leonard Cohen's songs. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and recommend this movie 100%!


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