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USA, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Documentaries)

Director: Mimi Freedman


"I'm in the Marlon Brando business." - Marlon Brando

This thorough retrospective proceeds chronologically through this great American performer's life - from his early obsession with his mother, through every private and public hump and hurdle, until his sad conclusion as an embittered old man.

Uncovering never-before-seen footage, Mimi Freedman's mammoth documentary outing offers a new perspective on Brando's much-discussed psyche.

A star-studded roster of interviews includes Martin Scorsese, Jane Fonda, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Angie Dickinson and many more, who provide fascinating testimonial to the force of Brando's brilliance, and confirm the film's conclusion that he was a man who lived constantly on the edge of self-obliteration.

"He is the marker. There's ‘before Brando' and ‘after Brando'." - Martin Scorsese

Turner Classic Movies

D/S Mimi Freedman P Leslie Greif WS Turner Classic Movies/Leslie Greif Company L English TD digibeta/2007/170mins

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