ARTE FRANCE, ACQUA ALTA
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
A road-movie narrated by Michael Cimino (recorded by the documentary's director during their journey together across the United States), and with the exceptional participation of Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone. From Thunderbolt and Lightfoot to Year of the Dragon, not to mention The Deer Hunter and Heaven's Gate, discover a unique portrait of an uncompromising director.
First acclaimed as a prodigy, Cimino was then cast aside in the latter part of his career. Still, he is now revered everywhere, especially in Europe. His personal life is relatively unknown, as he rarely talks about himself. This secrecy has inspired all manner of fantasies about the man. Embark on a documentary journey following the trajectory of a film genius who was destined to crash and burn despite directing movies (7 movies including the grandiose "HEAVEN’S GATE") that earned their spot in the hall of fame of American cinema.