Jean-Marie Straub et Danièle Huillet

FRANCE, 35MM, 1.37:1, B&W, 7’

[Opening credits, black text on white, in French]
– L’Institut National de l’Audiovisuel presents
– En rachâchant
– Text by Marguerite Duras
– Film by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub
– [Image] Henri Alekan, Louis Cochet
– [Assistants] Dominique Gentil, Ariane Damain
– [Sound] Louis Hochet, Manfred Blank
[End credits]
– Ernesto: Olivier Straub, The Mom: Nadette Thinus, The Dad: Bernard Thinus, The Schoolmaster: Raymond Gérard
– Laboratory: LTC Saint-Cloud, Production: Straub-Huillet, Diagonale, INA
TEXT: Marguerite Duras, “Ah! Ernesto!” (Boissy-Saint-Léger: Harlin Quist, 1971).

PRODUCTION DATES AND LOCATIONS: August 1982, Straub-Huillet’s apartment in Paris and Saint-Ouen

SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH by Huillet and Misha Donat, IN GERMAN by Huillet and Andrea Spingler.

FIRST SCREENING: Released in France, March 23, 1983 with Éric Rohmer’s Pauline on the Beach; Public Theater, New York (November 1983).