I Can No Longer Hear The Guitar

Director: Philippe Garrel

Film Info

  • Year: 1991
  • Film Format: DVD
  • Origin: France
  • Runtime: 98
  • Color
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
Winner - Silver Lion - Venice Film Festival, 1991

I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (J’entends plus la guitare) is Philippe Garrel’s haunting tribute to his ten-year relationship with the iconic German chanteuse Nico. Johanna ter Steege (The Vanishing) plays Marianne, the doomed lover of Gérard (Benoît Régent, Three Colors: Blue). Caught in a self-destructive heroin haze, the couple drifts together and apart as Gérard struggles with his simultaneous desire for and repulsion towards a stable life.

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Philippe Garrel

Philippe Garrel (born April 6, 1948 in Paris) is a French director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor and producer. His movies have won him awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. He had a ten year relationship with German singer and actress Nico between 1969 and 1979 with the actress appearing in 7 of his films between 1972 and 1979. He is the father of actor Louis Garrel.

Gérard Benoît Régent
Marianne Johanna ter Steege
Martin Yann Collette
Lolla Mireille Perrier
Aline Brigitte Sy
Adrienne Anouk Grinberg
Linda Adélaïde Blasquez
The Stepbrother Philippe Morier-Genoud
The Grandmother Edith Boulogne
Aline's Friend Chantal Trichet
Marianne's Son Thomas Salsmann
Ben Alexis Piccolo

Directed by Philippe Garrel
Screenplay Philippe Garrel
Adaptation Jean-François Goyet
Dialogue Marc Cholodenko
Director of Photography Caroline Champetier
Original Music and Piano Faton Cahen
Editing Sophie Coussein and Yann Dedet
Produced by Gérard Vaugeois