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Director:
Writers:
Louis Malle (written by)
Joyce Buñuel (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
24 September 1975 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland!
Plot:
To escape a war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an expansive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural lifestyle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
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(42 articles)
User Reviews:
What the heck is Louis tryin to say here? See more (49 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Louis Malle 
 
Writing credits
Louis Malle (written by)

Joyce Buñuel (additional dialogue) (as Joyce Bunuel)

Ghislain Uhry  collaboration (uncredited)

Produced by
Claude Nedjar .... associate producer
Claude Nedjar .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
 
Film Editing by
Suzanne Baron 
 
Art Direction by
Ghislain Uhry 
 
Makeup Department
Rino Carboni .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Maigret .... production manager
Roland Thénot .... assistant production manager (as Roland Thenot)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernand Moszkowicz .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Michèle Collison .... post synchronization
Nara Kollery .... sound (as Nara Kolery)
Jacques Lévy .... post synchronization (as Jacques Levy)
Jacques Maumont .... sound mixer
Luc Perini .... sound effects
 
Special Effects by
Pierre Roudeix .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
François Catonné .... assistant camera (as François Catonne)
Bruno de Keyzer .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Joëlle Barjolin .... assistant editor (as Joelle Barjolin)
 
Music Department
Les Enfants de la Maîtrise de Radio-France .... music collaborator
Sylvia Lindenstrand .... music collaborator
Diego Masson .... music supervisor
Anthony Roden .... music collaborator
 
Other crew
François Nadal .... animal consultant
Robert Verbecke .... animal consultant
 
Thanks
Therese Giehse .... in memory of (as Thérèse Giehse)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
France:100 min | France:95 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
The movie is dedicated to Therese Giehse, who died months before the film's release.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Man on Radio:Shall I describe to you the crime and vice that is being committed in the large cities of the world? I don't suppose...
[fades]
Man on Radio:... I want to talk about your sin.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Waking Life (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hey, Ho, Nobody Home?See more »

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27 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
What the heck is Louis tryin to say here?, 20 October 2000
Author: mark czuba (gspotbuy@hotmail.com) from Edmonton, Ab.

Weird movie by Louis Malle, Which was filmed at Malle's own Manor, with Joe Dallesandro acting in his first (and only), non speaking role, Playing the brother of a twin sister. The film starts off with a girl, played by Cathryn Harrisson (Actor Rex Harrison's granddaughter, who was only 16), driving in her car in the dark and runs over some kind of beaver or something, later on down the road she encounters a road-block, put up by men with army suits and gas masks. The men in masks with machine guns mow down about 6 women in plain view of her. One of the guys in the masks starts approaching her car, she's dressed like a guy with a hat and her long hair tucked underneath it. The guy in the mask pulls off her hat and her long blonde hair streams out, alarmed, she suddenly pins the gas and gets away. Later she encounters men in more masks killing more women, and things get even weirder from here. Almost too weird. The movie no doubt, has a very surreal tone to it, very ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Trying to comprehend what really this movie is about is impossible. Only Louis Malle knows what king of message this movie was intended to give. And that just suits me just fine, because I find the imagery of the different scenes and various characters keep me occupied through-out the film, and interpretations are mixed with each time I watch it.

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