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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 La última película (2013)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Great Film-making, 14 April 2006
Author: djmanifesto from The Other Side Of The Hood

Film that explores ideas and demands thought and intelligent dialogue. Well ahead of its time, one of the smartest films ever constructed and a perfect example that movies aren't strictly to entertain. The movie starts with the simple question.

Are you happy sir?

A question that doesn't seem to hold much meaning but evolves into a filmmaker questioning whether authenticity can be captured on film. The film ends brilliantly with the subjects of the film witnessing their on screen portrayals in the screening room and the director Rouch entertaining the success of his documentary. A modern masterpiece.

(P.S. English guy bashing french art = wows me trouser's )

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