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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 8 October 2010 (Spain)
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The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.

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Deyan Sudjic
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Cast

Credited cast:
Norman Foster Norman Foster ... Himself
Deyan Sudjic Deyan Sudjic ... (voice)
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Storyline

The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK | Spain | Germany | USA | Switzerland | France | China | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

¿Cuánto pesa su edificio, Sr. Foster? See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,759, 29 January 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,743, 19 February 2012
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Norman Foster: [relating to his wife Wendy's passing on] "It was a terrible time, what can seem absolutely tragic and devastating at the time. It still obviously has a tragic dimension if many years later you look back on it, but on the other hand, life has moved on, we've all moved on and you have a better measure of... satisfaction, of friendship, of love... of... whatever..."
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 1 February 2011 (2011) See more »

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