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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.

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

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

Marianne Ihlen actually encouraged a young Nick Broomfield to take the plunge and make his first film. See more »

Connections

Features Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

So Long, Marianne
Performed by Leonard Cohen
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Doc Too Laid Back & Surfacy
18 October 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Wish this documentary on the complicated life of Leonard Cohen and his lifelong relationship (in varying forms over the years) with Marianne Ihlen had delved a little deeper and wasn't so surfacy. I did get a sense of who Leonard Cohen was but not a sense of how he transferred his poetic genius from his mind into his music or poetry, and how exactly Ihlen inspired him for some of his most celebrated songs.

Overall, I did learn quite a lot about Cohen's life here, but felt the documentary was too laid back, even lackluster at times, and failed to bring the vividness of it all together cohesively.


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Language:

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Release Date:

5 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hydra, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,942, 7 July 2019

Gross USA:

$1,012,034

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,272,915
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