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25 January 1995 (France) See more »
Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One Hundred and One Nights by Benjamin Buchholz
 (From PasteMagazine. 20 March 2012, 10:27 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michel Piccoli ... Simon Cinéma

Marcello Mastroianni ... L'ami italien / The Italian Friend
Henri Garcin ... Firmin, le majordome / The butler

Julie Gayet ... Camille Miralis

Mathieu Demy ... Camille, dit Mica
Emmanuel Salinger ... Vincent, revenant des Indes

Anouk Aimée ... Anouk, en flash-back

Fanny Ardant ... La star qui tourne la nuit

Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Professeur Bébel

Romane Bohringer ... La jeune fille en violet

Sandrine Bonnaire ... La vagabonde métamorphosable

Jean-Claude Brialy ... Le guide des Japonais

Patrick Bruel ... Le premier orateur

Alain Delon ... Alain Delon, en visite

Catherine Deneuve ... La star-fantasme

Robert De Niro ... Le mari de la star-fantasme en croisière

Gérard Depardieu ... Gérard Depardieu, en visite

Harrison Ford ... Himself

Gina Lollobrigida ... L'épouse médium du professeur Bébel

Jeanne Moreau ... La première ex-épouse de M. Cinéma

Hanna Schygulla ... La seconde ex-épouse de M. Cinéma

Sabine Azéma ... Sabine / Irène

Jane Birkin ... Celle qui dit radin

Stephen Dorff ... Un acteur muet à Hollywood

Andréa Ferréol ... L'étonnée

Assumpta Serna ... Une actrice muette à Hollywood
Daniel Toscan du Plantier ... Le second orateur

Isabelle Adjani ... Herself - in Cannes

Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Himself - in Cannes

Daniel Auteuil ... Himself - in Cannes

Clint Eastwood ... Himself - in Cannes

Virna Lisi ... Herself - in Cannes
Maximilien Maussion ... Le Petit Clap
Salomé Blechmans ... La Petite Lili
Carole Benoit ... La Nîmoise, servante acrobate
Weiwei Melk ... La Chinoise, servante aux assiettes
Christian Bouillette ... Le jardinier du château
Frédéric Darié ... Le laveur de vitres
Alexia Stresi ... Alexia, la fleur de sang
Denis Sebbah ... Robert dit Bob
Antoine Desrosières ... Antoine
Marie Piémontèse ... Sylvie
Jean-Claude Romer ... L'historien du cinéma
Daniel Dublet ... Un visiteur
Benjamin Salinger ... Marco, frère de Vincent
Eleonore Pourriat ... Mylène, l'amie de Camille
Marina Castelnuovo ... Celle comme Liz T.
Francisco Rabal ... La voix de Buñuel (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
René Basly ... Un des sept nains (uncredited)
Bernard Bastide ... Le garçon de café (uncredited)

Sandra Bernhard ... La première quêteuse (uncredited)
Gary Chekchak ... L'électricien (uncredited)

Arielle Dombasle ... La chanteuse à la Garden-party (complete version) (uncredited)
Emmanuelle Gaborit ... La seconde quêteuse (uncredited)
François Guillot ... Un des sept nains (uncredited)
Marcel Guéguan ... Un des sept nains (uncredited)

Daryl Hannah ... Une actrice muette à Hollywood (complete version) (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Le premier Jean-Pierre (complete version) (uncredited)
Stéphane Krausz ... Le chef op' (uncredited)
Bertrand Lalande ... Un visiteur (uncredited)

Emily Lloyd ... Une actrice muette à Hollywood (complete version) (uncredited)

Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Le second Jean-Pierre (complete version) (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Moerman ... Le notaire (uncredited)
Henri Morelle ... Le curé-nageur (uncredited)
Filippo Paese ... Un des sept nains (uncredited)
Nicolas Pissaboeuf ... Un des sept nains (uncredited)
Didier Rouget ... L'élève de Mandrake (uncredited)

Martin Sheen ... Un acteur muet à Hollywood (complete version) (uncredited)

Harry Dean Stanton ... Un acteur muet à Hollywood (complete version) (uncredited)
Léonard Vindry ... Un visiteur (uncredited)
Eric Zaouali ... Le second des frères Lumière (uncredited)

Directed by
Agnès Varda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Agnès Varda 

Produced by
Dominique Vignet .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Eric Gautier 
Film Editing by
Hugues Darmois 
Costume Design by
Leila Adjir 
Françoise Disle 
Rosalie Varda 
Makeup Department
Odile Fourquin .... key makeup artist
Lynn Rodgers .... makeup artist
Production Management
Eric Zaouali .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Etienne Baxter .... second assistant director
Didier Rouget .... first assistant director
Art Department
Sebastian Birchler .... assistant art director
Bruno Lefebvre .... property master
Sound Department
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound engineer
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound
Henri Morelle .... sound
Dominique Vieillard .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
François Berroir .... gaffer
Xavier Cholet .... electrician
Nathalie Eno .... still photographer
Stéphane Fontaine .... assistant camera
Anne Marie Fox .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Brigitte Chanteloube .... assistant editor
Other crew
Romain Chaveton .... assistant location manager
Valentine Sentier-Devos .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma" - UK (original title)
"The One Hundred and One Nights of Simon Cinema" - International (English title) (informal literal English title)
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101 min
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References Touch of Evil (1958)See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Movie For Movie Lovers, 31 October 2001
Author: Zen Bones from USA

Not since Francois Truffaut's "Day for Night" has there been a more loving and jubilant tribute to cinema. The wonderful Michel Piccoli plays an aging legendary actor/director/producer who lives in a glorious country estate, where movie memorabilia line his walls, and famous French and international celebrities drop by daily for visits. Some of the celebrities include Marcello Mastroianni, Gerard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Hannah Schygulla, Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Gina Lollobrigida, and Catherine Deneuve. To name a few! In fact, one of the films' highlights includes a fantasy scene with Deneuve and Robert DeNiro in an elegant boat on an elegant pond, acting like a husband and wife on holiday. DeNiro is speaking French by the way!

The film is simply a tribute to cinema, with all the magic of art direction, music, scenery and of course talent, mixed in a menagerie of reality and fantasy. There's a somewhat uninteresting subplot between a young couple, but the magic induced by all the elements mentioned is intoxicating enough to leave your head swimming for days. This film has that perfect touch that most French films have of being simultaneously sentimental and sophisticated. A perfect balance. The film is more enjoyable if one is well familiar with French cinema, but there's plenty of mention of, and highlights of Hollywood films too. Overall, it is a joy on any level!

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