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20 October 1961 (France) See more »
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The key work of the controversial new school of CINEMA-VERITE
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Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Angelo ... Himself
Régis Debray ... Himself (as Régis)
Jacques ... Himself
Jean-Pierre ... Himself
Landry ... Himself
Marceline Loridan Ivens ... Herself (as Marceline)
Edgar Morin ... Himself
Marilù Parolini ... Herself (as Mary-Lou)
Jean Rouch ... Himself
Sophie ... Herself

Directed by
Edgar Morin 
Jean Rouch 
 
Produced by
Anatole Dauman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pierre Barbaud 
 
Cinematography by
Michel Brault 
Raoul Coutard 
Roger Morillière 
Jean-Jacques Tarbès 
 
Film Editing by
Néna Baratier 
 
Sound Department
Michel Fano .... sound
Guy Rophé .... sound
 

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Also Known As:
"Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960)" - France (original title)
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85 min
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Referenced in A Broken Life (2007)See more »

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A Moving Ethnography of Human Interraction, 5 March 2009
Author: myxlastxsong from United States

This film is incredibly poignant and essential in understanding the history of documentary film-making. Set in 1960's France during the Algerian War (France's equivalent of Vietnam), the viewer is taken on the journey of the lives of some incredibly interesting young adults. The film begins by reeling interviewees in with the simple question, "Are you happy?" Of course this is only a spring board for the subjects to invite us into their lives. Race relations, holocaust memories, mental illness, and so much more plague our subjects, both creating fear and excitement within the viewer. Not to mention there is a very cool, very unique ending, ala Robert Flaherty. Not to be missed.

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