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20 October 1961 (France) See more »
The key work of the controversial new school of CINEMA-VERITE
Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Angelo ... Himself
Nadine Ballot ... Herself (as Nadine)
Régis Debray ... Himself (as Régis)
Jacques ... Himself
Landry ... Himself
Marceline Loridan Ivens ... Herself (as Marceline)
Edgar Morin ... Himself
Marilù Parolini ... Herself (as Mary-Lou)
Jean Rouch ... Himself
Jean-Pierre Sergent ... Himself (as Jean-Pierre)
Sophie ... Herself

Directed by
Edgar Morin 
Jean Rouch 
Produced by
Anatole Dauman .... producer
Philippe Lifchitz .... producer
Original Music by
Pierre Barbaud 
Cinematography by
Michel Brault 
Raoul Coutard 
Roger Morillière 
Jean-Jacques Tarbès 
Film Editing by
Néna Baratier 
Françoise Collin  (as Françoise Colin)
Jean Ravel 
Production Management
André Heinrich .... production manager
Sound Department
Michel Fano .... sound
Jean Nény .... sound mixer
Guy Rophé .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Beausoleil .... assistant camera
Louis Boucher .... assistant camera
Other crew
Annette Blamont .... production secretary

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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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1.37 : 1 See more »
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14 out of 106 people found the following review useful.
Sacre bleau, 12 February 2004
Author: dan2058 from kent, england

I stepped on a box of upturned cocktail sticks once, and would happily do it again if it would get me out of ever having to see this again. The art of watching paint dry seems like a spectator sport in comparison. At the mid point of this movie i seriously considered gauging my eyes out with a rusty spoon but i had been drained of the energy that would enable me to do so. This film was intended to explore 'life' however it made me question whether or not i wanted to keep living mine. On a serious note, in the screening i was in, i spotted 7 people sleeping and half the audience simply walked out. Do not operate heavy machinery while watching or thinking about this so called film, i call it a video that allows real people to experience the monotony of manic depression. Watch Stuart Little instead.

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