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You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! (2013)



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Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament. There, the playwright (Denis Podalydès) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his Eurydice-a play they themselves all appeared in over the years. But as the video unspools, instead of watching passively, these seasoned thespians begin acting out the text alongside their youthful avatars, looking back into the past rather like mythic Orpheus himself. (c) Kinomore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jean Anouilh, Laurent Herbiet, Alex Réval
In Theaters:
Box Office: $18.5k
Kino Lorber - Official Site


Sabine Azéma
as Eurydice 1
Pierre Arditi
as Orphée 1
Anne Consigny
as Eurydice 2
Lambert Wilson
as Orphée 2
Mathieu Amalric
as Monsieur Henri
Anny Duperey
as La mère
Gérard Lartigau
as Le petit régisseur
Michel Robin
as Le garçon de café
Jean-Chrétien Sibert...
as Secrétaire commissai...
Andrzej Seweryn
as Marcellin
Vimala Pons
as Eurydice
Vincent Chatraix
as The Father
Lyn Thibault
as The Young Girl/The C...
Gabriel Dufay
as The Hotel Waiter
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Critic Reviews for You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (16)

What affects us most is Resnais's ingenious idea. And that affect is magnified by a surprise ending.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
The New Republic
Top Critic

Resnais' occasional use of split-screen and other traditional special effects enhances the picture's various dualities, dreamy quality and decided staginess.

Full Review… | July 5, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Despite some hyperbolic excess, the process of Resnais' production is unexpected and free, and revisits the very nature of cinema, and theater, with a wondrous eye.

Full Review… | June 13, 2013
Top Critic

There is something both mischievous and moving about a world-famous director who, closing on his 10th decade, designs a movie that celebrates his actors: their varying ages, their versatility, their heart.

Full Review… | June 7, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

"You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is a sly, elegant meditation on the relationship between reality and artifice. But it is a thought-experiment driven above all by emotion.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Complex yet lighthearted, as diverting as it is meditative.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!


The theatricalization of Cinema as intended by Resnais may be absorbing at first as it explores a touching sense of nostalgia from the characters/actors. But this scene play is not compelling enough, though, to deserve two hours, becoming artificial and vapid after a while.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

In "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," famed playwright Antoine d'Anthac(Denis Podalydes) has died. His last request is for some of his favorite actors and other creative collaborators to meet at his house. What he would like them to do is judge a new version of his play "Eurydice" performed by a warehouse theatre group who apparently spent most of their budget on a cool looking pendulum.

Even with one seriously wonky framing sequence, director Alain Resnais, with his penultimate film "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," turns two of his favorite obsessions, theatre and surrealism, into a mindblowing experience. Throughout the body of the movie, with a little help from split screen, he seamlessly combines three productions of a play(starring Sabine Azema & Pierre Arditi, Anne Consigny & Lambert Wilson and Vimala Pons & Sylvain Dieuaide respectively) that occasionally inhabit the same space.(Thus proving we have to find out to how to clone Mathieu Amalric.) This is no mere experiment as it allows the viewer to not only see the differences in various adaptations but more specifically in how the actors interpret the work.

Walter M.

Super Reviewer


I'd be tempted to think the film was all just some pretentious exercise if it wasn't so moving. Resnais (who's 91 by the way) has put together something totally remarkable here, as he combines so many different styles and still manages to make the film thematically consistent.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

Super Reviewer

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