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Bernard Natan could be described as one of the fathers of French cinema. How did he come to be completely forgotten, especially so in France? How is it that what little attention is paid to... See full summary »

Directors:

Paul Duane, David Cairns (co-director)

Writer:

David Cairns
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Credited cast:
Lenny Borger Lenny Borger ... Himself
Serge Bromberg ... Himself
Bart Bull Bart Bull ... Himself
Gisèle Casadesus ... Herself
Niall Greig Fulton ... The False Natan
Jean Gabin ... Fricot (archive footage)
Brigitte Helm ... La baronne Sandorf (archive footage)
Françoise Ickowicz Françoise Ickowicz ... Herself
Serge Klarsfeld Serge Klarsfeld ... Himself
Marcel L'Herbier ... Himself (archive footage)
Gavin Mitchell Gavin Mitchell ... Voiceover artist
Bernard Natan Bernard Natan ... Himself (archive footage)
Lénick Philippot Lénick Philippot ... Herself
Sophie Seydoux Sophie Seydoux ... Herself
Joseph Slade Joseph Slade ... Himself (as Professor Joseph Slade)
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Bernard Natan could be described as one of the fathers of French cinema. How did he come to be completely forgotten, especially so in France? How is it that what little attention is paid to him centres on his alleged career as a pioneer and performer in early gay and BDSM porn? Why was Bernard Natan's name erased from the history of cinema, despite the fact that he dominated the French film industry for much of the '20s and '30s? David Cairns and Paul Duane have excavated an extraordinary tale that aims to rewrite the history of European cinema. Rumours have swarmed around his story for decades but this documentary finally brings the truth to light. 'An extraordinary forgotten story... a superb documentary' Irish Times Written by Anonymous

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Bernard Natan changed the course of French cinema and was destroyed because of it.


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Ireland | UK | USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 February 2013 (Ireland) See more »

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Budget:

€80,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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