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Origins of the 21st Century ()

De l'origine du XXIe siècle (original title)
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Commissioned by the heads of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival to make an opening-night short commemorating cinema as it enters its second full century, Godard instead offers up a 17-minute... See more »

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Pierre Guyotat ...
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Ronald Chammah ...
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Directed by

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Jean-Luc Godard

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Georges Bataille ... (quotes)
 
Henri Bergson ... (quotes)
 
Jean-Luc Godard ... ()
 
Henri Vacquin ... (quotes)
 
A.E. van Vogt ... (quotes)

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Hans Otte

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Julien Hirsch

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Jean-Luc Godard

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Gabriel Hafner ... sound mixer
François Musy ... sound editor / sound mixer

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Diane Bardinet ... subtitles

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Commissioned by the heads of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival to make an opening-night short commemorating cinema as it enters its second full century, Godard instead offers up a 17-minute barrage of re-edited footage of wars and Nazi atrocities, interspersed with clips of Maurice Chevalier in "Gigi" and Godard's own "À bout de souffle." Written by Josh Martin

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Also Known As
  • Origins of the 21st Century (United States)
  • Origins of the 21st Century (World-wide, English title)
  • Για την αρχή του 21ου αιώνα (Greece)
  • A Origem do Século XXI (Brazil)
  • Ради истории XXI века (Russia)
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  • 13 min
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