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To Each His Own Cinema (2007)

Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (original title)
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema.

Directors:

Theodoros Angelopoulos (as Théo Angelopoulos), Olivier Assayas | 34 more credits »

Writers:

Manoel de Oliveira (dialogue), Manoel de Oliveira (scenario) | 13 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Isabelle Adjani ... Self (segment "47 Ans Après") (archive footage)
Pegah Ahangarani
Anouk Aimée ... (segment "Cinéma de Boulevard") (archive footage)
Leonid Alexeenko Leonid Alexeenko ... (segment "Irtebak")
Taraneh Alidoosti
Antonin Artaud ... (segment "Artaud Double Bill") (archive footage)
Vishka Asayesh
Fred Astaire ... (segment "Cinéma de Boulevard") (archive footage)
George Babluani ... The thief (segment "Recrudescence")
Brigitte Bardot ... (segment "Anna") (voice) (archive footage)
Cindy Beckett ... Supporting
Josh Brolin ... (segment "World cinema")
Caju Caju ... Self (segment "À 8 944 km de Cannes")
Carl-Erik Calamnius Carl-Erik Calamnius ... Ticket Man (segment "La Fonderie")
Castanha Castanha ... Self (segment "À 8 944 km de Cannes")
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A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Release Date:

31 October 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

To Each His Own Cinema See more »

Filming Locations:

Liège, Belgium See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$403,819
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Dolby Digital
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Trivia

Michael Cimino's last film before his death on July 2nd, 2016. See more »

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Features Kids Return (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from 'Otto e Mezzo'
Written by Nino Rota
in segment "Dans le Noir"
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A snapshot of cinema as a whole and its effect on people.
11 July 2008 | by crappydooSee all my reviews

Its difficult to assess and review this film because it comprises of so many different directors and direction styles that grading this movie would be quite unfair to them all. Certain segments are simply brilliant whereas certain leave us with a 'wtf was that all about?' emotion. The film as a whole feels like skimming through the personal diaries of various directors wherein we may sometimes come across gems whereas certain sections only make sense to the film makers themselves.

Nevertheless, it is an essential watch for people who love experimental cinema because as an experimental film, it works brilliantly. It will probably make you feel how all movies make you feel. Take it as a taster of all the various genres of movies presented in bite sized pieces. The movie consists of humour, thrills, horror, autobiographies, biographies, drama, romance, erotica, documentaries, surrealism viz every single genre that exists...alas...no animation.

It is a very personal selection and everyone is guaranteed to find something that he/she likes. Overall this is a great collection of shorts and a must see. The star grading reflects how I perceived the movie as a whole - recommended.


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