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When picking up his mail, a man is excited to see a letter from his sweetheart. His excitement turns... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Jean-Claude Carrière 
Pierre Étaix 
Writing credits
Pierre Étaix  and
Jean-Claude Carrière 

Produced by
Paul Claudon .... producer
Original Music by
Jean Paillaud 
Cinematography by
Pierre Levent 
Film Editing by
Léonide Azar  (as L. Azar)
Sound Department
Jean Nény .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Jacques Flori .... assistant cinematographer
Editorial Department
Madeleine Bibollet .... assistant editor (as Madeleine Bibolet)
Crew believed to be complete

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France:11 min
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The film won two prizes in West Germany's film festivals in 1961: The International Film Critics Prize issued by FIPRESCI Jury, at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival; and the First Prize at the International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen.See more »
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Clever., 4 August 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is the first film directed and starring Pierre Étaix. It's a very simple film--one that is practically a silent one as well--apart from a few very tiny bits of dialog, sound effects and incidental music. It begins with a man gathering his mail and going up to his apartment. He's excited because he's received a letter from his sweetheart. However, instead of filling him with joy, the letter turns out to be a 'Dear John' letter--informing him the relationship is finished. In response, he plans on sending her a nicely worded letter as well as her ripped up photo--yet, oddly, stupid little things keep happening that prevent him to completing this task. It's all very reminiscent in style to a Chaplin film--just made decades later. Not brilliant but quite enjoyable. Even if you don't like it, it's only 11 minutes of your life if you see it.

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