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Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

John Lewis, Sight & Sound, January 2007

Synopsis: Documentary about the Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, artist and novelist Leonard Cohen, based around a lengthy interview with him, punctuated by tributes from assorted rock stars including Bono, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker and Antony Hegarty (of Antony and the Johnsons), all of whom also play cover versions of Cohen's songs at a big all-star concert at the Sydney Opera House in 2005. The film closes with a specially filmed performance of the title track 'I'm Your Man', sung by Cohen and backed by members of U2.

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