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The Dreamers (2003)
France / English
A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Lola Peploe The Usherette
Valentin Merlet Second Buff
Pierre Hancisse First Buff
Florian Cadiou Patrick
Jean-Pierre Léaud Himself (as Jean-Paul Leaud)
Jean-Pierre Kalfon Himself
Robin Renucci Father
Anna Chancellor Mother
Louis Garrel Theo
Eva Green Isabelle
Michael Pitt Matthew
Ingy Fillion Theo's Girlfriend
Jean-Paul Belmondo Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Aleksandra Kacprzak Student May 68 (uncredited)
Henri Langlois Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
François Truffaut Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Producer: Jeremy Thomas
Writer: Gilbert Adair,Gilbert Adair
A romantic confession of a great filmmaker
Paris, May 1968. Revolution breaks out and the world seems to be in a critical turning point, but inside the four walls of an apartment, three youngsters experience their very own revolution.

Yes, it's true. In the year 2004, one of the best cinematic experiences is offered by Bertolucci. Many are those who'd thought that he had nothing more to give, but with THE DREAMERS, the creator is reborn and next to his heroes he witnesses again the passage from adolescence and innocence to the age of responsibilities. A great fan of cinema himself, he doesn't hesitate to pay a number of tributes, just like Godard used to do in the past and Tarantino very recently. As he puts his view into the eyes of his protagonists, the girl and the boys seem to live inside the movies they adore. They're playing with lines from known films, they imitate characters, they put themselves into the sequences they love.

Despite their young age, all three actors not only do they show that they're worth of starring in a Bertolucci film, but they also go even further giving in every scene the necessary vividness and realistic tension. Ignoring the cosmogony taking place in the streets, they surrender to their own cosmogonic changes, to the wild sexual awakening, to the game between friendship and love, pleasure and pain. Eventually they commit themselves to the struggle between the game itself and real life. And that's where the heroes violently return in the thrilling final sequences in order to face their duty towards history.

THE DREAMERS is by far one the best motion pictures of the year, so daring but at the same time so energetic that seems able to touch anyone as a pure and romantic confession of a great filmmaker.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:2
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.1
Running time: 112 min (R-rated version)
Subtitles: engelska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 13:12:17