[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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.
Bernardo Bertolucci is one of the undisputed masters of the erotic-drama genre and 2003's The Dreamers is as ever a Bertolucci erotic-drama experience as could be.
The characters, all played by uniquely beautiful actors (Michael Pitt with his defining lips and anemic quality, Eva Green with, well, everything, and Louis Garrel with his sharp features, prominent jaw, and dark eyes), are obsessed. The trio is obsessed with film—classic and French New Wave especially—and this is reflected by Bertolucci, who integrates what I imagine are films he loves seamlessly into both the written and visual aspects of The Dreamers.
The trio is obsessed with sex. And it's not so much that they're sex addicts, but that they're yearning to be a…
Bernardo Bertolucci is a man who knows what he likes. Of the movies I've seen that seems to be naked women and a bit of debauchery. From Maria Schneider's unorthodox use of butter in "Last Tango In Paris" to full frontal nudity of Rachel Weisz in "Stealing Beauty",he's a bit of a mucky puppy.
With "The Dreamers" he continued that trend with some eventful sex scenes and some near-the knuckle shenanigans involving the gorgeous Eva Green in a role that even her agent tried to talk her out of. Michael Pitt must also have had kittens at the thought of getting his knob out so frequently this felt like a biology documentary.
Set against the backdrop of the Paris student…
"I don't believe in God, but if I did, he would be a black, left-handed guitarist."
In an instance such as this, when I'm struggling to think of "Reasons why I like this film," instead I try and think "What have I taken away and learnt from this film?"
In the case of "The Dreamers," I learnt that love doesn't necessarily have to be black and white or conventional. To love is uncontrollable and totally unpredictable. I learnt how tiny pleasures of erratic, seemingly crazy behaviour and mischief can be the light and soul of ones life. I learnt that things that are perceived by society as "wrong" and "out of bounds" may in fact sometimes just be the way things turn out and can be completely routine for others.
I learnt that sometimes, just sometimes, we as the general public should maybe learn to open our eyes and observe, or close them and dream.
Bertolucci’s ‘The Dreamers’ wraps the story of three cinephiles in France in an enigmatic cacoon, providing in vague detail the riots erupting at the time as a backdrop for the main characters. These characters entwined in a claustrophobic apartment, dreaming of a life where they’re purely in control of society, before being intruded by the riots which break them into reality. Heavy symbolism relatable to people interested in film, sharp dialogue, with good acting from young talent supported by historical relevance intertwining themes of sex and cinema driven by the politics at the time.
Not for me at all. The incessant movie references actually didn't bother me as much as I thought it would and it was actually used pretty cleverly but Ive just never been into this kind of story. One about annoying individualist shits bathing together and arguing about all kinds of pseudo-intellectual drivel showing just how cool they are. I didn't like any of the characters at all to be honest, especially Eva Green's character. Michael Pitt also really really annoyed me, although his performance was quite a bit better than Green's at least, and then the other guy was probably the coolest of the 3 but that really isn't saying much.
I like Bertolucci. The Conformist is one of my…
Interesting use of incest as a metaphor for adolescence. The political themes are a bit muddled; I don't think Bertolucci really knew what he wanted to say there.
It's Dogtooth meets Dead Poets Society, with lots of penis and vagina.
Beautiful shot and acted coming of age drama. Please be sure to watch the ORIGINAL version and not the stupid censored version because that's just a big insult to all the art in the world.
This was so weird and fucking disorienting like I've never felt more uncomfortable and unconnected with characters since seeing Cruel Intentions which was basically the same fucking plotline as this but set in New York. Gets 1.5 for AnChan speaking French
the reason I watched this movie was because I saw so many gifs on tumblr and I figured might as well quench my curiosity and watch it. If anyone loves old movies, Paris and the topic of love and lust, you should watch this movie. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen which I’m pretty sure is a good thing. I was really upset by the ending though since I was kinda hoping that Eva Green’s character would make a different choice but oh well, not every movie can be a happy ending right?
Set within the chaos of the 1968 Paris student riots this film follows, Matthew, a shy and isolated American university exchange student who has come to study in Paris. Whilst protesting at the Cinémathèque Française against the firing of Henri Langlois, he meets the strange and eccentric twins Théo and Isabelle, who he then befriends following their finding of their shared interest in film leading them to invite him to stay with them which soon arises a strange erotic conflict between the three of them.
This film is extremely unique and well shot, with references and clips of old classic films dispersed throughout, of which the characters mimic in certain scenes, displaying their passion for film. I thought this was…
sexiest movie of my life
Ein Film, den jeder mal gesehen haben sollte.. Macht ziemlich nachdenklich, ist aber unglaublich schön.
Passion baby, passion!
Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to watching films. I either just watch anything that comes…
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