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Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)

Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000 (original title)
The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" ... See full summary »

Director:

Alain Tanner

Writers:

John Berger, Alain Tanner (dialogue adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Luc Bideau ... Max
Myriam Boyer Myriam Boyer ... Mathilde
Jacques Denis Jacques Denis ... Marco
Roger Jendly Roger Jendly ... Marcel
Dominique Labourier ... Marguerite
Myriam Mézières Myriam Mézières ... Madeleine (as Myriam Mézière)
Miou-Miou ... Marie
Rufus ... Mathieu
Raymond Bussières ... Old Charles (as Raymond Bussière)
Pierre Holdener Pierre Holdener
Maurice Aufair Maurice Aufair
Jean Schlegel Jean Schlegel
Gilbert Costa Gilbert Costa
Christine Wipf Christine Wipf
Guillaume Chenevière Guillaume Chenevière
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The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" sixties. Max, a dissatisfied copy editor; Myriam, a redhead into tantric sex; and Marie, a supermarket checker who gives unauthorized discounts to the elderly, search for renewed meaning on a communal farm. The title character, a six-year-old child, is the carrier of their hopes for the future. Written by Mark Pritchard <mark94110@yahoo.com>

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A Whale of a Comedy!

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Drama

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Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 December 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Mathieu: Crises don't just happen. They are linked to the structure and function of capitalism. They can be provoked. Like the fake oil crisis. Or they can be organised and staged. Like the governments of capitalist countries are now doing to purge the system, eliminate the weak and concentrate more power among the strongs. Recession and the unemployment it brings has both advantages and drawbacks. The advantages are obvious unemployment keeps workers in a state of fear, of insecurity, and consequently ...
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Aging Radicals
21 April 2007 | by HRoss007See all my reviews

And I thought I was a radical activist in my student years of the late 60's. I was aware of rising social consciousness, rebellion against materialism and corporate greed. I was not aware back then how world wide the phenomenon was. I am still surprised when I find evidence that breaks with tradition and convention were going on in Poland, France, and well, yeah, Switzerland? And from the mid 70's on, I can relate to the pressures to find our place in a world of work - constantly seeking meaningful employment in a system that rarely reflects our new values. These characters, Organic Farmers, Creative History Professor, Sketcher of Animals, Proofreader, Grocery Cashier, and more are still seeking meaningful lives and relationships. Even in unorthodox sexual experimentation they seek meaningful respectful relationships. I am Labor. With my intellectual pursuits, study of French Language and foreign Cultures, Humanitarian Concerns, Respect for Nature - I thought I would be so much more in my life. As these characters, who seem to slowly accept the existential realities of that post 60's burst of Hope - we now pass those hopes on silently to our children.


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