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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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Lian Lunson

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Lian Lunson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Cohen ... Himself
Martha Wainwright ... Herself
Beth Orton ... Herself
Jarvis Cocker ... Himself
Rufus Wainwright ... Himself
Nick Cave ... Himself
Perla Batalla Perla Batalla ... Herself
Julie Christensen Julie Christensen ... Herself
Anohni ... Himself (as Antony)
Linda Thompson Linda Thompson ... Herself
Teddy Thompson ... Himself
Kate McGarrigle Kate McGarrigle ... Herself
Anna McGarrigle Anna McGarrigle ... Herself
The Handsome Family The Handsome Family ... Themselves
Hal Willner ... Himself - Music Producer
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Storyline

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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Songwriter. Poet. Counter-culture icon. Consummate ladies' man.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leonard Cohen: Én itt vagyok neked See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,130, 25 June 2006

Gross USA:

$1,044,254

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,398,424
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Dolby Digital
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Did You Know?

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

Original screening at Sundance Film Festival included an additional duet of "Death of a Ladies' Man" by Jarvis Cocker & Beth Orton, which was cut from the theatrical cut due to copyright issues. See more »

Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #20.1 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah
Performed by Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright and Joan Wasser
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.
Rufus Wainwright performs courtesy of Geffen Records
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Beautiful Movie
25 March 2006 | by lmbl-1See all my reviews

Leonard Cohen fans will love this movie and for those not familiar with his work, they will be enlightened. The eclectic group of performers who pay tribute to him for starters is one of the best line ups of talent on the one stage. Seeing Nick Cave, Antony, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton to name a few all paying homage to Leonard Cohen's work is a real treat.

Anyone familiar with Hal Willner's tribute concerts knows that it is a unique experience to witness one. Combining this concert caught on film and the beauty and wisdom of Leonard Cohen is a delight. It is not often that you get to see a writer and performer's body of work presented in such beautiful fashion. It also says a lot about Leonard Cohen that this group of extraordinary performers are so honored to pay homage to him. That alone says so much about the man.

I saw this film at the Sundance Film Festival and it was one of the best things I saw there.


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