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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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Marcel: Mathilde is right. It'll be a boy. His name will be Jonah. Mathilde is like a whale. Your nature of course. I'm complimenting you. Whales are fine. Jonah will come out of your womb. He fell out of the boat, the ship of fools we're on. He fell in the water and you swallowed him because you're good. You saved his life and now you're going to disgorge him. It's him. It's Jonah.
Mathieu: Jonah. I like it.
Marco & Group: In the year 2000, Jonah will be 25. At 25, the century will disgorge him. Or vomit him up. The whale of...
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Referenced in Cinéma mort ou vif? (1978) See more »

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watch this before Jonah turns 25!!!
4 June 1999 | by R WidellSee all my reviews

John Berger is perhaps my favorite novelist and clearly this script is another of his fine works. The cinematography is exquisite. We should all be thankful for (and watch more) films such as this one that manage to avoid the all too familiar and successful models from which Hollywood refuses to deviate.


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