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Orson Welles - The One-Man Band (Orsen Welles - The One-Man Band)

Orson Welles - The One-Man Band

When Orson Welles, enfant terrible and creator of some of the greatest works in film history, died in 1985, The Other Side of the Wind remained unfinished: this was the film that, born in Welles‚ last decade, became a myth; this was the film that was to be his belated master-piece. And yet Welles bequeathed his longtime companion Oja Kodar a wealth of other, unedited films and fragments, that offer undreamt-of intimate insights into Welles' undying creativity. Today, ten years later, the semi-documentary film Orson Welles - The One-Man Band tells the story of this extraordinary filmmaker‚s last years. Welles' futile efforts to complete The Other Side of the Wind weaves like a red thread through a great part of his previously unedited fragments, now made accessible, now telling their own stories. Orson Welles - The One-man Band includes excerpts from The Deep, Merchant of Venice, The Dreamers, Moby Dick, Tailors, Churchill, Swinging London, The One-Man Band, F For Fake-Trailer, Magic-Show, The-Orson-Welles-Show, Filming the Trial and The Other Side of the Wind.
Category Documentary
Directors Vassili Silovic, Oja Kodar
Screenplay Vassili Silovic, Roland Zag
Cinematography Thomas Mauch
Marie-Josephe Yoyotte
Simon Cloquet
Cast Oja Kodar, Orson Welles
Producer Pit Riethmueller
Production Companies Medias Res Berlin Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH, Berlin, Medias Res, Munich, EURAL-MFP/Paris, BOA Filmproduktion/Zurich
Runtime 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions German, French
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Venedig 95: Window on Images
With backing from Bayerische Film- und Fernsehfoerderung; Centre National de la Cinématographie, Schweizer Bundesamt fuer Kultur, MAP-TV

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