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Century of Cinema (1995–1998)

TV Series | Documentary

Personal and profound look into lives immersed in film. These documentaries about films and culture show the medium's role in love and war, nostalgia and national identity. Cinema was born in the late 19th century when inventors in three ...See morePersonal and profound look into lives immersed in film. These documentaries about films and culture show the medium's role in love and war, nostalgia and national identity. Cinema was born in the late 19th century when inventors in three different countries almost simultaneously developed the technology to shoot moving film and to project it. The Lumiere Brothers were the first in Paris, 1895. To celebrate cinema's centenary, in 1995 the BFI produced a series of documentaries in which talented directors were invited to contemplate their own national cinemas. The results ranged between highly personal and profoundly universal, and together constitute this collection, Century of Cinema. Written by X See less
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Updated Feb 21, 1995

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1995 (United Kingdom)

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109 cast members
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Martin Scorsese
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Nagisa Ôshima
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Cosme Alves Neto
Cineclub director Cineclub director   See fewer
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Henry Arnold
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Gabriel Byrne
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Fabrice Bénard
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Philippe Collin
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Raul Cortez
Rodrigo Rodrigo   See fewer
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Patrick Gillieron
Marmiton Marmiton   See fewer
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Estelle Grynszpan
Serveuse 2 Serveuse 2   See fewer
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Jorge Luís Hidalgo
Projectionist Projectionist   See fewer
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Xavier Jougleux
Serveur 2 Serveur 2   See fewer
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Sam Neill
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Silvia Oroz
Lecturer Lecturer   See fewer
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Cécile Reigher
La serveuse La serveuse   See fewer
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Patrick Tannus
Rodrigo (young) Rodrigo (young)   See fewer
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Christiane Torloni
Rodrigo's mother Rodrigo's mother   See fewer
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William B. White
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Ken Gampu
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Albee Lesotho
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Anthony Levendale
Bruce Lee Bruce Lee   See fewer
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Aleksey Petrenko
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George Miller
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Cheh Chang
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Kaige Chen
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Peggy Chiao
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Allen Fong
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Ang Lee
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Tony Rayns
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Lung Ti
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Hark Tsui
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John Woo
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Jin Xie
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Wolfgang Becker
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Frank Beyer
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Peter Bogdanovich
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Detlev Buck
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Cecil B. DeMille
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Peter Fleischmann
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Hans W. Geissendörfer
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Vadim Glowna
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Reinhard Hauff
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Alexander Kluge
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Wolfgang Kohlhaase
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Peter Lilienthal
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Jeanine Meerapfel
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Ulrike Ottinger
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Enno Patalas
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Edgar Reitz
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Leni Riefenstahl
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Günter Rohrbach
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Helke Sander
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Helma Sanders-Brahms
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Peter Schamoni
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Volker Schlöndorff
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Hanna Schygulla
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Peter Sehr
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Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
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Rudolf Thome
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Rosa von Praunheim
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Margarethe von Trotta
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Luggi Waldleitner
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Wim Wenders
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7.4 / 10 | 20 votes