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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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20 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000" may be the only Swiss movie that I know about, but it's a great one. It focuses on several aging radicals and their realization that maybe the world couldn't eventually be like they had one day hoped for. They had participated in the 1968 uprising in Paris - and everything surrounding that - but are now trying to figure out where exactly they belong in this changing world of the 1970s.

Alain Tanner really created something impressive here. We see how, although they understand that their goals were probably unattainable, they have not abandoned their political views. "JWWB25ITY2000" is what great film-making is all about.


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