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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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navel gazing? vacuous?
24 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Agnes varda, her whimsy, her pluck, her imagination. But this film is one silly lemon that does not fit into to Varda's usually creative body of work. To be blunt, the film is only a pretext to get very famous names on the screen for 5 seconds or 5 minutes on a flimsy pretense of a script. Varda is lucky: she has the clout and longevity in cinema that allows her to call on all these big names and get an answer (heaven, even Robert de Niro and Harrison Ford showed up for their cameos!) but there is no plot, or a sophomoric one, and hardly any thread to get moved by. It is a nice collection of cinematic quotations, visual or oral, and a nutty collection of famous faces that were asked to show up probably only to increase the chances of this dud to interest any audience. It is light and inoffensive, but so silly at time that one is bewildered: all that time and money for this self absorbed nonsense? An homage to cinema? Naw. Mostly of waste of time for all involved. I am glad Varda has done many better films to be remembered by.


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