Jean-Marie Straub et Danièle Huillet

FRANCE, 35MM, 1.37:1, COLOR, 10’
[Opening credits, white text on black, in French]
– Toute révolution est un coup de dés.
(Jules Michelet)
[Multicolored handwriting on white]
– For Frans van de Staak, Jean Narboni, Jacques Rivette and some others.
J.-M. S. May 77
[End credits, white text on black]
– Photography: Willy Lubtchansky, Dominique Chapuis
– Sound: Louis Hochet, Alain Donavy
[Reproduction of the title page, black text on white]
– Poème Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard par Stéphane Mallarmé [1897]
[Photograph of the poet posing at his table, then white text on black]
– (Re)citers: Helmut Färber, Michel Delahaye, Georges Goldfayn, Danièle Huillet
– Manfred Blank, Marilù Parolini, Aksar Khaled, Andrea Spingler, Dominique Villain

PRODUCTION DATES AND LOCATIONS: May 9–10, 1977 in Père-Lachaise cemetery, Paris.

EQUIPMENT: Arriflex 120, 1 Nagra.

BUDGET: 55,000 F.

SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH by Huillet, Misha Donat, and Gregory Woods, IN GERMAN by Huillet, Manfred Blank, Andrea Spingler, and Helmut Färber, IN ITALIAN by Huillet.

FIRST SCREENING: Released in Paris, December 7, 1977 (with Jean-Claude B iette’s Le Théâtre des matières); Albright-Know Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (April 1981).