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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)

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An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

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Nick Broomfield
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nick Broomfield ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Marianne Ihlen Marianne Ihlen ... Herself (archive footage)
Leonard Cohen ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy Bacal Nancy Bacal ... Herself - Childhood Friend (voice)
Jeffrey Brown Jeffrey Brown ... Himself - Axel's Childhood Friend (voice)
Judy Collins ... Herself
Ron Cornelius Ron Cornelius ... Himself - Guitarist
Billy Donovan Billy Donovan ... Himself - Road Manager
Julie Felix Julie Felix ... Herself
Helle Goldman Helle Goldman ... Herself - Marianne's Friend and Biographer
Aviva Layton Aviva Layton ... Herself - 'Married' to Irving Layton for 20 Years
Irving Layton Irving Layton ... Himself (archive footage)
John Lissauer ... Himself - Produced 9 of Leonard's Albums
Don Lowe Don Lowe ... Himself - Writer
Marty Machat Marty Machat ... Himself - Leonard's Manager (archive footage)
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An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some drug material, sexual references and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Norwegian

Release Date:

5 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Hydra, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,942, 7 July 2019

Gross USA:

$1,012,034

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,622,785
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Marianne Ihlen was the inspiration behind Leonard Cohen's songs 'So Long Marianne', 'Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye' and 'Bird on a Wire'. See more »

Connections

Features Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Passing Through
Written by Richard Blakeslee
Published by Princess Music Publishing Corp.
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I thought it might be a drag...
28 July 2019 | by bob998See all my reviews

... but it turned out to be a very entertaining doc on a fascinating subject. The footage that Nick Broomfield selected was mostly new to me, so there wasn't the stale feeling you get when you watch something for the umpteenth time. The two best interviewees were Aviva Layton, who had some very funny and true things to say about living with a genius, and Ron Cornelius who was most interesting when talking about the concert tours in the 70's. He learned how to stay away from acid and Mandrax. I missed any words from Suzanne (tea and oranges) Verdal--although her name appears in the credits--and Jennifer Warnes, who can be seen briefly in concert footage.


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