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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)

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An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.


Nick Broomfield
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Complete credited cast:
Nick Broomfield ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Marianne Ihlen Marianne Ihlen ... Self (archive footage)
Leonard Cohen ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy Bacal Nancy Bacal ... Self - Childhood Friend (voice)
Jeffrey Brown Jeffrey Brown ... Self - Axel's Childhood Friend (voice)
Judy Collins ... Self
Ron Cornelius Ron Cornelius ... Self - Guitarist
Billy Donovan Billy Donovan ... Self - Road Manager
Julie Felix Julie Felix ... Self
Helle Goldman Helle Goldman ... Self - Marianne's Friend and Biographer
Aviva Layton Aviva Layton ... Self - 'Married' to Irving Layton for 20 Years
Irving Layton Irving Layton ... Self (archive footage)
John Lissauer ... Self - Produced 9 of Leonard's Albums
Don Lowe Don Lowe ... Self - Writer
Marty Machat Marty Machat ... Self - Leonard's Manager (archive footage)


An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some drug material, sexual references and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Nick Broomfield got the idea of making the film after the death of Marianne Ihlen when he realized that he'd let a significant part of his life pass unmarked. See more »


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Emotional documentary of a musical legend and his muse
27 July 2019 | by chrisjhugillSee all my reviews

An incredibly moving documentary finishing with a film of Marianne's reaction on her death bed to Cohen's final message to her. It dragged a little in the mid section but that is far outweighed by the power of this emotional film.

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Release Date:

5 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hydra, Greece See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,942, 7 July 2019

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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