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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

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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Voice Over: All our wisdom is but servile prejudice. Our customs but constraint, servitude and confinement. Socially, man is born, lives and dies in slavery. At birth, he is bound in linen, at death, nailed into a coffin. To be human is to be enchained your institutions.
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It's a great time to revisit this film.
7 July 1999 | by (Wilmington, DE) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when it was new. When I saw the title in a local video store, I couldn't resist the chance to see it again on the eve of Jonah's 25th birthday. Some of the political rhetoric is dated, but in some ways it's amazing how little has changed. The film is in some ways about taking stock of one's life. And seeing it twice, almost 25 years apart, certainly helped me to do that.


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