De Palma

De Palma

Noah Baumbach (2015)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Brian De Palma is one of the most underappreciated directors of his generation. He isn't a household name like contemporaries Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, but he's made a variety of memorable films, including Carrie, Scarface, Carlito's Way, The Untouchables, Blow Out and Mission: Impossible. If you like De Palma's work, the good news is that you'll find plenty to enjoy in this engaging, comprehensive documentary, which takes a tour through his entire career. Looking at each film in chronological order, it uses a selection of clips and archive footage to complement a lengthy, conversational interview with the man himself. Happily, the 76-year-old film-maker is refreshingly candid, offering a series of behind-the-scenes anecdotes (Sean Penn decked Michael J Fox while filming Casualties of War; Sean Connery hated wearing blood squibs during The Untouchables) that will prove fascinating to movie buffs. Will casual viewers get the same level of enjoyment? Probably not. But for cinephiles and De Palma fans, this is essential viewing.

Cast & Crew

Brian De Palma Brian De Palma
Director Noah Baumbach
Director Jake Paltrow

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Studio CanalGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 23 Sep 2016