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Release Date:
24 September 1975 (France) See more »
An apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland!
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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Perchance to nod-off and dream. See more (43 total) »


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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
Claude Nejar .... producer
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Suzanne Baron 
Production Design by
Ghislain Uhry 
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
Art Department
René Ferracci .... poster design (uncredited)
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
Therese Giehse .... in memory of (as Thérèse Giehse)
Crew believed to be complete

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France:100 min | France:95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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The movie is dedicated to Therese Giehse, who died months before the film's release.See more »
[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...
Man on Radio:... I want to talk about your sin.
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Referenced in Waking Life (2001)See more »
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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Perchance to nod-off and dream., 11 September 2007
Author: Boloxxxi from United States

This movie is a version of the Alice in Wonderland story about a young innocent who finds herself in a world of odd characters and behaviors. It did not have a clear A to Z story line that I could follow. It seemed to me that it's just what's happening at the moment that matters. It is best viewed as a dream or even madness; this way, when nothing makes sense (and it never does), you have a logical explanation.

I was balanced precariously on the edge of consciousness while watching this thing; slipping in and out momentarily at times. However, half way through, I managed to stay focused. I have to confess though that the piano scene threatened to send me under again.

Finally, I couldn't say that I liked this movie, but at the same time I couldn't say I particularly disliked it either (I would have slept thru the whole thing if I did). so I'm giving it a "middle-score" of 5 stars. If you are into films that are offbeat, quirky, symbolic, -then who knows? This one might be to your taste. The rest of you-- well, you might want to save this movie for a sleepless night. Your "secret weapon", as it were. If nothing else gets you, the piano scene towards the end will deliver the knockout punch you need. Guaranteed! Happy dreams! Love, boloxxxi.

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