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Sans Soleil -- Sans Soleil is director Chris Marker's mind-bending free-form travelogue that journeys from Africa to Japan.

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Release Date:
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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(56 articles)
Review: Chris Marker's 'Level Five' Displays The Work Of A Mastermind Theorist
 (From The Playlist. 18 August 2014, 4:05 PM, PDT)

Watch: Breaking Down the Essay Film
 (From Filmmaker Magazine. 18 August 2014, 10:28 AM, PDT)

Daily | Chris Marker @ Bam
 (From Keyframe. 15 August 2014, 5:27 AM, PDT)

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The Two Poles of Survival = Tokyo / Africa 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)
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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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Additional Details

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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1.66 : 1 See more »
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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:He wrote me: curiosity of course, and the glimmer of industrial espionage in the eye-I imagine them bringing out within two years time a more efficient and less expensive version of Catholicism-but there's also the fascination associated with the sacred, even when it's someone else's.See more »
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References Brigadoon (1954)See more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The Two Poles of Survival = Tokyo / Africa, 3 November 2009
Author: Chris Barry from Canada

Visionary filmmaker Chris Marker creates a portrait of ever encroaching globalization in this 100 minute odyssey between the 'two poles of survival'.

Probably one of the greatest 'avant-garde' films of all time, don't let its classification dissuade you. This is a very simple film with a very simple message: though time changes, what nourishes humanity remains constant, namely love, memory, hope, understanding, recognition and belonging.

The only frustrating thing about this film is that one viewing is not enough. This is a work you will cherish re-watching for years to come.

Direct cinema science-fiction set on Planet Earth.

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