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John Berger
Alain Tanner (dialogue adaptation)
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1 December 1976 (France) See more »
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Jean-Luc Bideau ... Max
Myriam Boyer ... Mathilde
Jacques Denis ... Marco
Roger Jendly ... Marcel

Dominique Labourier ... Marguerite
Myriam Mézières ... Madeleine (as Myriam Mézière)

Miou-Miou ... Marie

Rufus ... Mathieu
Raymond Bussières ... Old Charles (as Raymond Bussière)
Pierre Holdener
Maurice Aufair
Jean Schlegel
Gilbert Costa
Christine Wipf
Guillaume Chenevière
Robert Schmid
Daniel Stuffel

Francis Reusser
Michel Fidanza
Nicole Die
Domingos Soares Semedo (as Domingo Semedo)
Mady Deluz
Jiairo Daghini
Albino Palumbo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pascal Bernheim ... Student (uncredited)
Thierry Dana ... Student (uncredited)
Nicolas Demartines ... Student (uncredited)
Jonas ... Himself (uncredited)
François Meyer de Stadelhofen ... Student (uncredited)
Véronique Turian ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Alain Tanner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Berger 
Alain Tanner  dialogue adaptation
Alain Tanner  screenplay

Produced by
Yves Gasser .... producer
Yves Peyrot .... producer
Original Music by
Jean-Marie Sénia 
Cinematography by
Renato Berta 
Film Editing by
Brigitte Sousselier 
Production Design by
Yanko Hodjis 
Makeup Department
Michèle Pissanchi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bernard Lorain .... production manager
Guy Michaud .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurent Ferrier .... assistant director
Alain Klarer .... assistant director
Anita Peyrot .... assistant director
Art Department
Olivier Bierer .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Pierre Gamet .... sound engineer
Christian Londe .... sound mixer
Luc Yersin .... assistant sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Boner .... electrician
Luc Chessex .... still photographer
Jean-Pierre Goilard .... grip
Benjamin Lehmann .... electrician
Paule Muret .... second assistant camera
Robert Peyramaure .... grip
Carlo Varini .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Marc Blavet .... assistant editor
Other crew
Samuel Butler .... citations
Anne-Marie Fallot .... script supervisor
Roland Jouby .... production administrator
Adrian Mitchell .... citations
Pablo Neruda .... citations
Octavio Paz .... citations
Jean Piaget .... citations
Jean-Jacques Rousseau .... citations
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000" - Switzerland (original title)
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USA:116 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Madeleine:And roulette?
Max:It's death. Time standing still. Chance! G-d the Father in a little ball. The only place where he exists, beard and all.
Madeleine:Do you win?
Max:No, I lose. Everyone goes to the casino to lose. They don't know it, but it's their deepest motivation, the desire to be a loser. The casinos, they know it. True happiness is losing all.
Madeleine:Usually disillusion like yours comes around forty-five, when hopes haven't been fulfilled. Men want history to go as fast as life. It doesn't work that way. I first thought you were an activist.
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A charming movie, 14 November 2003
Author: Jeremie Korta from Cambridge, MA

For a French-speaking American younger than Jonas would now be, I couldn't always easily connect with the collection of colorful individuals (among others, an unorthodox high school teacher, a couple of organic vegetable farmers, a laid-off type-setter, a disillusioned journalist, an eccentric cashier with a compassionate bent, and a redhead captivated by tantric sex) that got together in this film, post Paris manifestations of May '68, to share their frustrations, their ruminations and their fantasies. But the film chewed on heaps of intriguing controversial issues of the time - many lines taken directly from Octavio Paz and Pablo Neruda - which continue to stir emotion in any thinking, feeling individual. The film is also personal, full of heart and full of intellectual stimulation. It's melancholic and nostalgic, yet wistfully optimistic. Recommended to anyone interested in the provocative issues that fomented the famous student demonstrations around the world just a few years before this film was conceived.

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