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2 March 1983 (France) See more »
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"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins See more »
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This is not a documentary See more (30 total) »

Cast

 
Florence Delay ... Narrator (French version) (voice)

Arielle Dombasle ... Herself
Riyoko Ikeda ... Narrator (Japanese version) (voice)
Charlotte Kerr ... Narrator (German version) (voice)

Kim Novak ... Herself / Madeleine Elster / Judy Burton (archive footage)
Alexandra Stewart ... Narrator (English version) (voice)

James Stewart ... Himself / John 'Scottie' Ferguson (archive footage)

Directed by
Chris Marker  (as Chris. Marker)
 
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Chris Marker  (as Chris. Marker)

Original Music by
Chris Marker  (as Michel Krasna)
 
Cinematography by
Chris Marker  (as Sandor Krasna)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Marker  (as Chris. Marker)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre Camus .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Paul Bertault .... sound mixer
Antoine Bonfanti .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Chris Marker .... special effects (as Hayao Yamaneko)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Cloquet .... assistant camera
Ghislain Cloquet .... assistant camera
Eric Dumage .... assistant camera
Dominique Gentil .... assistant camera
Jimmy Glasberg .... assistant camera
Kazuko Kawakita .... assistant camera
Pierre Lhomme .... assistant camera
Tom Luddy .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Catherine Adda .... assistant editor
Anne-Marie Lhote .... assistant editor
 
Thanks
Eugenio Bentivoglio .... acknowledgment: archive footage (segment: Guerrilla in Bissau)
Jean-Michel Humeau .... acknowledgment: archive footage (segment: Graduation Ceremony)
Mario Marret .... acknowledgment: archive footage (segment: Guerrilla in Bissau)
Sana Na N'Hada .... acknowledgment: archive footage (segment: Bissau Carnival)
Haroun Tazieff .... acknowledgment: archive footage (segment: Iceland 1970)
Danièle Tessier .... acknowledgment: archive footage (segment: Death of a Giraffe)
 

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Also Known As:
"Sans soleil" - France (original title)
"Sunless" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
"Without Sun" - International (English title)
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USA:100 min
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Black and White (archive footage) | Color
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The narration refers to the Japanese word "Tora" as the name of an individual pet cat. The literal translation of the word "Tora" in English is "Tiger".See more »
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Narrator:All women have a built-in grain of indestructibility. And men's task has always been to make them realize it as late as possible. African men are just as good at this task as others. But after a close look at African women I wouldn't necessarily bet on the men.See more »
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Features Carnival (1982) (VG)See more »

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33 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
This is not a documentary, 8 February 2004
Author: carrienations from Philadelphia, PA

To call this film a documentary is to cheapen it. It's life on screen, not a mere document. It's poetry... and I'm not sure that word is adequate. How about your view of how you live and the world around you? Have you ever seen a film that gave you the questions to ask yourself? This film is startling... I can't praise it enough. My mind was exhausted by considering the layered imagery, both audio and visual, and the contextual shifts between them. How does anyone pick up a camera after seeing this? You might as well toss it in the trash because Marker has made Earth's last film.

It's a crime that this film is not available on VHS or DVD in the U.S. Fans of this film should also seek out "The Koumiko Mystery", another transcendant film by Chris Marker.

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