William Klein

The Model Couple

The Model Couple

In 1977 France, the Ministry of the Future chooses two "normal," white, middle-class citizens, Claudine (Anémone) and Jean-Michel (André Dussolier), for a national experiment. They will be monitored and displayed on television for six months in a model apartment outfitted with state-of-the-art products and nonstop surveillance—the template for "a new city for the new man." A searing satire of the breakdown of individual freedoms in the face of increasing governmental invasions of privacy, William Klein's The Model Couple deftly investigates the fine line between democracy and totalitarianism.

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Eclipse Series 9: The Delirious Fictions of William Klein

The Delirious Fictions of William Klein

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The Model Couple
André Dussolier
Psycho-sociologist no. 1
Jacques Boudet
Psycho-sociologist no. 2
Georges Descrières
Minister of the Future
Eddie Constantine
Doctor Goldberg
André Penvern
TV commentator
William Klein
William Klein
Philippe Rousselot
William Klein
Valérie Mayoux
Michel Colombier
Songs performed by
Hugues Aufray

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