MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,952 this week

Toute la mémoire du monde (1956)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 686 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 5 critic

This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself.

Director:

Writer:

(concept)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 02 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1708 titles
created 19 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 31 titles
created 14 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 394 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Toute la mémoire du monde (1956)

Toute la mémoire du monde (1956) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Toute la mémoire du monde.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dallas
Mélo (1986)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Paris in the 1920s, a concert violinist meets and falls in love with a stylish young flapper who's the wife of an old friend. Romaine instigates the affair with Marcel, and carries it ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Sabine Azéma, Fanny Ardant, Pierre Arditi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

"Smoking" and "No Smoking" are two segments of the film which are based on closely connected plays. The original plays covered eight separate stories... See full synopsis »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi, Peter Hudson
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Diego is one of the chief of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid. He is arrested at the border for an identity check but ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin, Geneviève Bujold
Same Old Song (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Bacri
Stavisky... (1974)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, François Périer
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice. A malfunction in the experiment causes the man to ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Claude Rich, Olga Georges-Picot, Anouk Ferjac
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A dozen of the revolutionary Army officers that played eminent parts in the change of political regime in Portugal, from a military dictatorship to a social-democracy, read a book to a ... See full summary »

Director: João Botelho
Stars: Vasco Gonçalves, Pezarat Correia, Vasco Lourenço
Somos Livros (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

It's the memory of bookstores and independent editors trough the "Men-Book" characters. Vítor Silva Tavares, "E etc" editor, writer Pedro mexia, design critic Mário Moura and "Modo de Ler ... See full summary »

Director: Mariana Ferreira
Stars: Carlos Fiolhais, Agostinho Graça, Pedro Mexia
Pictura (1951)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Directors: Ewald André Dupont, Luciano Emmer, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Henry Fonda, Martin Gabel, Harry Marble
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Jacques Dumesnil ...
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1957 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alles Gedächtnis der Welt  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Architects of Thought (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Alain Resnais's project
22 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Alain Resnais is a damn wizard! You have to see Toute la mémoire du monde, than Nuits et Brouillards, than Hiroshima mon amour to understand the power of the message being sent there.

With Toute la mémoire du monde, Resnais is setting the basis of his cinematographic project about places of memory. Within 20 minutes, Resnais is surgically, methodically analyzing the national library of France. With an hyperactive camera, he's sneaking, he's smelling, he's feeling this huge building. Very fast paced and organized movie that sets up more than ever, the cut between him and the other directors of the french new wave. In my humble cinephile opinion, Resnais is in a league of his own.


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Toute la mémoire du monde (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page