One Hundred and One Nights
A tribute to the movies as both collective memory and living art form as told through the reminiscences of a 100-year-old wheel-chair bound gentleman named Simon. Cinema. He lives in a splendid chateau whose every inch overflows with cinemabilia. Monsieur Cinema hires a young attractive film student Camille to visit once a day for 101 days in order to hash over his sometimes muddled recollections of an illustrous career in every aspect of the film biz since movies began. As he reminisces, film clips, strategically placed photos and live visitors--film stars who discuss their own careers, comparing various characters, directors and scenes--illustrate his flights of fancy.
Michel Piccoli, Marcello Mastroianni, Henri Garcin, Julie Gayet, Mathieu Demy, Emmanuel Salinger, Anouk Aimée, Fanny Ardant, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Romane Bohringer, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean-Claude Brialy, Patrick Bruel, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Harrison Ford, Gina Lollobrigida, Jeanne Moreau, Hanna Schygulla, Sabine Azéma, Jane Birkin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Arielle Dombasle, Stephen Dorff, Andrea Ferreol, Daryl Hannah, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Emily Lloyd, Assumpta Serna, Martin Sheen, Harry Dean Stanton, Daniel Toscan du Plantier