Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque Movie Review 2004

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Documentary follows the career of the eccentric, longtime curator and film preservationist of the Cinematheque Francaise, founded by Langlois and Georges Franju in 1936. A fanatical collector, Langlois began by preserving silent films and hiding banned works from the Nazis during their occupation of Paris. Later, Langlois offered screenings of his collection, which heavily influenced such budding directors as Godard and Truffaut. Langlois also had a fractious relationship with the French government, who provided a subsidy and tried to exert control over the organization. A somewhat lengthy labor of love from director Richard; French with subtitles.


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Running time 128 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Documentary Films, Biography: Show Business, France, Biography: Artists
Jerome Blumberg
Jacques Richard
Nicolas Baby, Liam Farell
Francois Didiot, Fabrice Radenac

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