L'Envers du Decor (1990)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Run Time - 132 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The modest, highly praised, award-winning cinematic production designer Pierre Guffroy is the subject of this reportedly somewhat uneven documentary. Among the notable directors he worked for were Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut, Milos Forman, Jean Cocteau and Roman Polanski; not only that, but he was the designer for many of their most famous films. Some of these gentlemen, as well as actors Nastassja Kinski and Harrison Ford, discuss the man and his work. The designer indicates that though he is looking for very precise effects, he always takes the difficulties of shooting into account, and does not demand impossible shots from the cinematographers.