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Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
"Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1 December 1976 (France)
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The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Luc Bideau ...
Max
Myriam Boyer ...
Mathilde
Jacques Denis ...
Marco
Roger Jendly ...
Marcel
Dominique Labourier ...
Marguerite
Myriam Mézières ...
Madeleine (as Myriam Mézière)
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Marie
Rufus ...
Mathieu
Raymond Bussières ...
Old Charles (as Raymond Bussière)
Pierre Holdener
Maurice Aufair
Jean Schlegel
Gilbert Costa
Christine Wipf
Guillaume Chenevière
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The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" sixties. Max, a dissatisfied copy editor; Myriam, a redhead into tantric sex; and Marie, a supermarket checker who gives unauthorized discounts to the elderly, search for renewed meaning on a communal farm. The title character, a six-year-old child, is the carrier of their hopes for the future. Written by Mark Pritchard <mark94110@yahoo.com>

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Mathieu: School kills them.
Marguerite: You went to school. And I did. And Marcel. We're no worse for it. It can't go on. I pay taxes for schools and then I pay you too. Do you want to see the books? Come and see them. We can't grow vegetables and support your school too.
Mathieu: Fuck the books. Are carrots more to you than your kids?
Marguerite: The kids will manage.
Marcel: You just make them and they manage.
Mathieu: So do pigs. Are you pigs?
Marguerite: Pigs or not, Tomorrow they go to school. Not yours. The other school. And you get back to work. I'm not ...
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Smart, critical film that is able to change opinions and views
22 August 2004 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Nice, small, intellectual film that criticizes the political system of its time. Even though the situation hasn't changed much yet. It even more criticizes the consumer society and economy for its lack of humanity. It makes clear, that the government has complete control over the masses, over me and over you - we have nothing.

Economy is going to eat itself up until chaos will rule again and nobody has control anymore.

The characters in the film try to change something, but it seems to go nowhere. They have good intentions, but simply lack the power. Just as these characters, we also get suppressed by our government. This film is not just about Switzerland of France. It's about democracy and free market economy. The film can make people realize how hopeless our existence is. How decadent our lives are...

Watching this film certainly isn't a waste of time. If you like your films a little more ambitious, it doesn't fail to entertain. And even if you can't begin "doing" anything with its message, the film is full of interesting facts about society and simply about the way it is.

9/10 for a smart, critical film that is able to change opinions and views.

PS: If you ask yourself whether you should watch it on TV today, or not...DON'T MISS IT! BECOME SOMEONE ELSE!


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