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Chris & Don. A Love Story -- The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist.
Chris & Don. A Love Story -- Clip: Death of Chris
Chris & Don. A Love Story -- Clip: Don's emergence as an artist
Chris & Don. A Love Story -- Clip: Chris and Don's first encounter
Chris & Don. A Love Story -- Clip: Chris writes about Don

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Release Date:
13 June 2008 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
No one believed they could last so long...
Plot:
The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A sophisticated look into the love of a lifetime See more (13 total) »

Cast

 
W.H. Auden ... Himself (archive footage)
Don Bachardy ... Himself
Ted Bachardy ... Himself
James Berg ... Himself (as Jim Berg)

John Boorman ... Himself

Paul Bowles ... Himself (archive footage)
Katherine Bucknell ... Herself

Leslie Caron ... Herself
Eduardo Correia ... Ahmed
E.M. Forster ... Himself (archive footage)
Chris Freeman ... Himself
Charlie Gordon ... First Dinner Guest
Kenneth Grimes ... Paul Bowles (as Ken Grimes)
Sara S. Hodson ... Herself
Evelyn Hooker ... Herself (archive footage)

Aldous Huxley ... Himself (archive footage)

Christopher Isherwood ... Himself (archive footage)
Dan Kael ... Model
Matt Kelling ... Ted Bachardy

Burt Lancaster ... Himself (archive footage)

Jack Larson ... Himself

Herbert Lom ... Himself

Anna Magnani ... Herself (archive footage)
Mike Makepeace ... Model
James Malloy ... Second Dinner Guest (as Jim Malloy)
W. Somerset Maugham ... Himself (archive footage)

Liza Minnelli ... Herself

Christopher Murray ... Himself
Michael Norwood ... Don Bachardy

Marisa Pavan ... Herself
Swami Prabhavananda ... Himself (archive footage)
Shayn Scott ... Christopher Isherwood
Dodie Smith ... Herself (archive footage)
Igor Stravinsky ... Himself (archive footage)

Gloria Stuart ... Herself
James White ... Himself (as James P. White)

Tennessee Williams ... Himself (archive footage)
Stefan Wills ... Model

Michael York ... Himself - Narrator

Directed by
Tina Mascara 
Guido Santi 
 
Produced by
Julia Alexander .... producer (as Julia Scott)
Martina Battistich .... associate producer
Andrew Herwitz .... executive producer
Signe Johnson .... associate producer
Tina Mascara .... producer
Guido Santi .... producer
James White .... executive producer (as James P. White)
James White .... producer (as James P. White)
 
Original Music by
Miriam Cutler 
 
Cinematography by
Ralph Q. Smith (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tina Mascara 
Guido Santi 
 
Production Design by
Francisco Stohr 
 
Art Direction by
Carlos Hurtado 
 
Makeup Department
Natalie Thimm .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Christopher C. Jones .... graphic artist: title
Francisco Stohr .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Amador .... adr mixer: Mr. York (as Jon Amador)
Andy Hay .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Hay .... supervising sound editor
Tom Lopez .... location sound: Tangier
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Andy Hay .... sound designer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Rodney Ascher .... visual effects artist: photo sequences
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tijah Bumgarner .... second assistant camera
Kenneth Grimes .... gaffer (as Ken Grimes)
Christopher Hackman .... camera operator
Carlos Hurtado .... still photographer
James Malloy .... first assistant camera (as Jim Malloy)
James Malloy .... still photographer (as Jim Malloy)
John Parkan .... camera operator
Gerald Saldo .... provider: grip and lighting equipment, Bayside Pictures
Keith L. Smith .... camera operator (as Keith Smith)
Peter Ventrella .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Katrina Swanger .... animator
Kristina Swanger .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Signe Johnson .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Brian Borne .... digital color corrector
Wade Felker .... colorist: dailies
Randy Magalski .... on-line editor
Bob Williamson .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Charlie Adelphia .... musician: woodwinds
Nick Ariondo .... music: accordion
Max Baxter .... musician: saxophones
Pasa Doble .... musician: strings
Desha Dunnahoe .... music preparation
Louis Durra .... musician: piano
Hollis Fisher .... musician: trombone and tuba
Ira Ingber .... music pre-mix engineer
Ira Ingber .... musician: electric and acoustic guitars
Jerry Kalaf .... musician: drums
Carl Sealove .... musician: electric and acoustic bass
Lee Thornburg .... musician: trumpet and fugelhorn
Larry Tuttle .... musician: acoustic bass
Wenger Yussi .... musician: nylon jazz guitars (as Yussi)
 
Other crew
Martina Battistich .... web site designer
Sarah Bishop .... account executive
Nathalie Canessa-White .... production assistant (as Nathalie Canessa)
Michael Donaldson .... clearance attorney
Nadia Kibout .... production assistant
Elias Savada .... copyright researcher: Motion Picture Information Service
Michelle Trentham .... account manager
Brian Turnauer .... legal consultant
Jules White .... web site designer
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A sophisticated look into the love of a lifetime, 5 December 2007
Author: jeremywyndham from United Kingdom

For how unusual and "scandalous" the love story portrayed in this movie can be (or rather, could have been at the time the facts took place), the way it is narrated by the film-making and producing duo of Guido Santi and Tina Mascara is so sophisticated, gentle and harmonious that it really brings you back to the atmosphere in the most romantic Hollywood movies of the fifties. Perhaps it's because the sentimental relationship between Isherwood and Bachardy was mediated by such an incredible artistic exchange that it elevated their passion to the ranks of a work of art. Or perhaps it's because the authors have wisely elected to look at their love with unpretentious discretion, as if the camera was always attempting to remain unobtrusive enough to ensure the utmost authenticity in Bachardy's moving and vivid memories of their past together. Overall, this touching documentary has bestowed me with a higher feeling of satisfaction than a regular movie as I realised that real love does not only exist in fiction, but occurs, if rarely, in reality. Quite an extraordinary experience in movie-making, this one.

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