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1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
"Derrida" is a playful, personal and theoretical portrait of the internationally renowned French philosopher, Jacques Derrida. Best known for originating the movement known as deconstruction, Derrida's radical rethinking of the precepts on which Western metaphysics are founded has deeply influenced the studies of literature, philosophy, ethics, architecture and law, indelibly marking the intellectual landscape of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Cast: Jacques Derrida

Directors: Kirby Dick , Amy Ziering Kofman

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Derrida (2002)

Release Date: October 23rd, 2002|1 hr. 25 min.

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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Nicely photographed and beautifully scored. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Challenging and fascinating -- everything you didn't know you didn't know about Derrida's life and work. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The sort of film one should probably see either a half-dozen times or not at all. It's a complex, highly ambitious documentary that aptly reflects its subject, contemporary French philosopher Jacques Derrida. show more

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