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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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4 wins See more »
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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)
David Coverdale ... Himself / Deep Purple singer (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Marker  (as Chris. Marker)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.See more »
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Narrator:Rumour has it that every third-world a leader coined the same phrase the morning after independence. "Now the real problems start." Cabral never got a chance to say it: he was assassinated first. But the problems started, and went on, and are still going on. Rather unexciting problems for revolutionary romanticism: to work, to produce, to distribute, to overcome postwar exhaustion, temptations of power and privilege. Ah well...See more »
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References Stalker (1979)See more »

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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
re: pretentious claptrap, 25 January 2009
Author: catchdog from United States

A response to the reviewer who called the film pretentious claptrap: This movie is not for everyone and I can easily understand the sentiments of one who finds it pretentious. But when one says "Assumptions include that the east is superior to the west, television is bad, capitalism evil,etc." you are so thoroughly missing the point of the film that I have to wonder if you watched it out of the corner of your eye while doing a crossword puzzle. Perhaps one doesn't hear "Capitalism is good" and understands "capitalism is evil," but that all occurs within the viewer. I for one never saw any of these "assumptions" being made here.

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