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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye ()

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Biographie eines Blicks (original title)
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Heinz Bütler interviews Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) late in life. Cartier-Bresson pulls out photographs, comments briefly, and holds them up to Bütler's camera. A few others share... See more »

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Henri Cartier-Bresson ...
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Robert Delpire ...
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Elliott Erwitt ...
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Josef Koudelka ...
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Ferdinando Scianna ...
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Heinz Bütler

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Heinz Bütler ... (writer)

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Heinz Bütler ... executive producer: Xanadu Film
Wolfgang Frei ... executive producer: NZZ
Agnes Sire ... executive producer: Fondation HCB (as Agnès Sire)

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Matthias Kälin

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Anja Bombelli

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Pascal Després ... sound (as Pascal Desprez)
Matthieu Imbert ... sound
Henri Maïkoff ... sound (as Henri Maikoff)
Jürg von Allmen ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Martin Witz ... sound
Luc Yersin ... sound

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Henri Cartier-Bresson ... still photographer

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Catherine Schelbert ... translator

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Hnia Assabi ... thanks
Diane Auberger ... thanks
Isi Beller ... thanks
Claude Bernard ... thanks
Marie-Pierre Bride ... thanks
Catherine Bélanger ... thanks
Henri Cartier-Bresson ... thanks
Tristan Cassiet ... thanks
Régis Chalmel ... thanks
Ronald Chammah ... thanks (as Ronnie Chammah)
Jean-Patrick Chatellard ... thanks
Tamara Corm ... thanks
Miriam Dacosta ... thanks
Robert Delpire ... thanks
Marie-Thérèse Dumas ... special thanks
Aypéri Ecer ... thanks
Elliott Erwitt ... thanks
Martine Franck ... thanks
Edita Gassmann ... thanks
Marie-Pierre Giffey ... thanks
Isabelle Huppert ... thanks
François Kerautret ... thanks
Josef Koudelka ... thanks
Pierre Loyrette ... thanks
Anne Maniglier ... thanks
Elisa Mazza ... thanks
Arthur Miller ... thanks
Daniel Mordac ... thanks
François-Xavier Roch ... thanks
Ferdinando Scianna ... thanks
Serge Toubiana ... thanks

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Plot Summary

Heinz Bütler interviews Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) late in life. Cartier-Bresson pulls out photographs, comments briefly, and holds them up to Bütler's camera. A few others share observations, including Isabelle Huppert, Arthur Miller, and Josef Koudelka. Cartier-Bresson talks about his travels, including Mexico in the 1930s, imprisonment during World War II, being with Gandhi moments before his assassination, and returning to sketching late in life. He shows us examples. He talks about becoming and being a photographer, about composition, and about some of his secrets to capture the moment. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson - Biographie d'un regard (Switzerland, French title)
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (United States)
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (World-wide, English title)
  • Näkemisen intohimo (Finland)
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