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Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' gets 7-minute standing ovation at Cannes

Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was given a rousing seven-minute applause following its premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

The film, which was finished in rapid time by Tarantino in order to squeeze in a world premiere at the event, tells the tale of TV actor Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth who embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.

The film synopsis reads: “A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.”

Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of Dalton and Brad Pitt takes on Cliff Booth. Margot Robbie is playing the role of Sharon Tate, the model and film star wife of Roman Polanski who was murdered in her home by the Manson family on 8 August 1969. Other high-profile names like, Dakota Fanning will be Squeaky Fromme, Al Pacino as Marvin Shwarz.

On top of that, Emile Hirsch, Luke Perry, Julia Butters, Damian Lewis, Keith Jefferson, Clifton Collins Jr. and Nicholas Hammond are also be included.

The film went down a storm at Cannes, earning rave reviews as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is labelled the closest thing to Tarantino’s 1995 hit Pulp Fiction.

Below, you can see a painfully awkward video of a cameraman who clearly lost his mind amid the furore of applause and began zooming into the faces of the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast:

As is tradition at Cannes, the long-standing ovation has become a bit of a customary sign of respect for a high profile feature film.

The good people of Quartz has gone through the laborious task of finding a sample of the longest standing ovations in Cannes history.

The longest standing ovations in Cannes history:

FilmYearLength of applause
Pan’s Labyrinth200622 minutes
Fahrenheit 9/11200420 minutes
Mud201218 minutes
The Neon Demon201617 minutes
Capernaum201815 minutes
The Paperboy201215 minutes
Bowling for Columbine200313 minutes
The Artist201212 minutes
Inglourious Basterds200911 minutes
BlacKkKlansman201810 minutes
The Beaver201110 minutes
Captain Fantastic201610 minutes
Carol201510 minutes
Biutiful20109 minutes
All Is Lost20139 minutes
Mommy20159 minutes
Suspiria20188 minutes
Foxcatcher20148 minutes
Cold War20188 minutes
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood20197 minutes
Clouds of Sils Maria20147 minutes
You Were Never Really Here20177 minutes
Good Time20176 minutes
Twin Peaks20175 minutes
Burning20185 minutes
The Beguiled20175 minutes
Moonrise Kingdom20125 minutes
Inside Llewyn Davis20135 minutes

(Via Quartz)