About

Paris, summer of 1960. Anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch, along with sociologist and film critic Edgar Morin, both assisted by Marceline and Nadine, roam the crowded streets asking ordinary people how they deal with the misfortunes of life. Are you happy? But their real purpose is to find out if people can speak sincerely in front of a camera and how they react when they are later invited to...

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Directed by

Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch

Written by

Jean Rouch (Writer)
Edgar Morin (Writer)

Runtime

87 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

The first film of cinéma vérité

Cast

Keywords

friendship paris, france 1960s cinéma vérité summer vacation french colonialism concentration camp survivor saint tropez traumatized woman cinema on cinema working life

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