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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 »


Alain Tanner


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


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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Madeleine: I have to type all the chemical additives?
Marguerite: Yes. It's frightening. We have to hurry to get the paper out on time.
Madeleine: But there are 27 chemicals here.
Marguerite: I know.
Madeleine: But it's like Chinese. All 27 go on the same lettuce?
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Referenced in Cinéma mort ou vif? (1978) See more »

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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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1 December 1976 (France) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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