Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque (2005)

Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 8mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jacques Richard Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Jerome Blumberg Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Marie-Charlotte Bridant Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Jacques Richard Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Fabrice Radenac Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nicolas Baby Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Mathieu Genet Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Francois Didiot Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Liam Farrell Original Music n/a 120838 8000002
Jacques Richard Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jacques Richard Director n/a 2 2000001
Alfred Hitchcock Actor Himself 1 1000004
Jean-Luc Godard Actor Himself 1 1000003
Claude Chabrol Actor Himself 1 1000002
Jean-Pierre Léaud Actor Himself 1 1000005
Eric Rohmer Actor Himself 1 1000006
Agnes Varda Actor Himself 1 1000009
Jack Valenti Actor Himself 1 1000008
Francois Truffaut Actor Himself 1 1000007
Henri Alekan Actor Himself 1 1000001
Henri Langlois, co-founder of the Cinémathèque Française in Paris in 1936, the world's first film archive, was an enormously curious and classically rumpled film aficionado who fought film's disposable status by saving everything. Joined by the equally eccentric Mary Meerson, over the course of 40 years Langlois hid thousands of films from the Nazis and championed the work of once-forgotten stars (Louise Brooks, Gloria Swanson) and American genre directors (Howard Hawks, Nicholas Ray). The man who schooled Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, and Chabrol, helped make Paris the center of film culture.