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One Hundred and One Nights (1995)

Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma (original title)
Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also, a line of ... See full summary »

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Simon Cinéma
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L'ami italien / The Italian Friend
Henri Garcin ...
Firmin, le majordome / The butler
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Camille Miralis
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Camille, dit Mica
Emmanuel Salinger ...
Vincent, revenant des Indes
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Anouk, en flash-back
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La star qui tourne la nuit
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Professeur Bébel
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La jeune fille en violet
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La vagabonde métamorphosable
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Le guide des Japonais
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Le premier orateur
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Alain Delon, en visite
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Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also, a line of movie stars comes to visit him, giving him back the pleasure of life, but amongst them, there are also some young students only striving after his money for the realization of their film projects. The two stories, Monsieur Cinema's and the young people's life, are told in parallel until they come together in the end, when the old man plays a role in the film made by the students. Written by Antje Kuechler

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Le Cine Va ... Le Cinema
Composed and Performed by Gerard Presgurvic
Lyrics by Agnes Varda
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An effervescent tribute to those who love movies and love the people who make them
16 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

If you love film, and especially if you love French films, this small gem of a movie will get under your skin delightfully. Agnes Varda has created an utterly engaging, witty, wry, self-deprecating and altogether irresistible tribute to the directors and stars of classic French cinema and some American ones as well. Varda manages to poke fun at all the ridiculous pretentiousness of movie-making while understanding all the reasons why we---audience and actors and filmmakers alike---still fall hopelessly, helplessly, and contentedly in love with the magic of moving pictures. See this movie on a warm summer night with someone you love and who also loves the movies...


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