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Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000

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Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
116 minutes
performer:
Jean-Luc Bideau
director:
Alain Tanner
genre:
Foreign Language, Comedy, Drama

We gave it an A

A subversively comic group portrait of ’60s survivors, Swiss director Alain Tanner’s best-remembered film, Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000, brings together a colorful cast of misfits who have nothing in common beyond their antibourgeois beliefs. The thirtysomething ensemble includes a secretary who moonlights as a mystic, a supermarket clerk who steals food for senior citizens, a high school teacher who gets fired for being too hip, and a jaded journalist who learns to fight the corrupt system by playing dirty. The film charts how they’re drifting from the mainstream even as they cling to their ideals. Yet Tanner elegizes this lost generation without once waxing nostalgic. His witty look at the way they were is bracingly bittersweet. A

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