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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.
Matthew : "Yes, I'm drunk. And you're beautiful. And tomorrow morning, I'll be sober but you'll still be beautiful."
Matthew (Michael Pitt) is a young and innocent American man settling down in Paris in the 1960's studying French and is in love with film. Matthew meets these two stunning and sophisticated young film buffs, just like him, Isabelle (Eva Green) and Theo (Louis Garrel) and an instant connection is formed while the three wander off and discuss film and politics. Soon enough, Matthew is invited to the sibling's home for dinner, where we find out the lifestyle of the two twins.
There were no subtitles on the copy I found, so from scene to scene they were speaking English then…
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.
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.
"The street came flying into the room!" Isabelle screams and, just like the window, my love for this movie broke. I guess it's something of a strange triumph that Bertolucci makes the viewers so comfortable with Isa and Theo's world that, when we finally have to leave, something feels off. An ending is often what makes or breaks a picture and this one left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I was prepared to dismiss the entire film because of it. But then I remembered what came before: a story so genuine I couldn't help but see myself in it.
Never before have I witnessed a depiction of young adulthood so true in the way it shows the…
I decided I loved this within the first 10 minutes. But I think I decided too soon. It ended up going like.. "I love this" "wait" "no what" "I LOVE THIS" "WAIT NO STOP" "AWESOME" "NO THIS IS WEIRD". I'll settle with: I weirdly loved it, despite a weak ending.
There's a beautiful message in this film as well: cinephiles are total freaks.
I don't know if I expected to love The Dreamers as much as I did but it's one stunning visual, aural and technical masterpiece. It's probably not for everyone in terms of storyline - it's feels like a niche-enough and certainly subjective narrative - but I personally relished it in its entirety.
Every single shot is memorably placed in the film's final edit and nothing feels like it even slows the movie down a single millisecond. Structurally, the film doesn't take up a lot of time telling a very full and complete story and is helped along by the clips of 'comparison' between the actual narrative and the ones that inspire it. The richness of the set design and costuming…
The Dreamers hasta cierto punto me recordó a Rojo Amanecer. La trama (basada en la novela de Gilbert Adair y adaptada por él mismo) levanta un incidente histórico y lo usa como lienzo para contar la historia de Matthew (Michael Pitt), un americano en París que conoce a una pareja de hermanos Theo (Louis Garrel) e Isabelle (Eva Green), con quienes comparte la pasión por el cine.
No tardan Theo e Isabelle en invitan a Matthew a vivir con ellos, pues sus padres saldrán de viaje y así comienza esta odisea que los llevará a abrirse emocional y sexualmente, de una forma que solamente un NC-17 puede explicar.
Francia en 1968 es un desmadre similar al que vivía México preolímpico.…
Non, je ne regrette rien.
A love letter to cinema, revolution, and free love. Plus, naked Eva Green.
An old Bertolucci revisits the libertine atmosphere of 70s France by mixing cinephilia, a distant look at student protests, and romance.
Not his best looking by a considerable margin though.
these are my people, the cinephiles! the ones that burn burn burn like roman candles haha
An intriguing film that will leave you pondering the ideas found in the story. The real power in this film is the cinematography, the film techniques are clearly influenced from Renoir and the French New Wave filmmakers at times they can be seen as clearly as the clips. Some of the scenes have been shot so beautifully the after image will stay with you for hours after.
If your a film buff take the time to see this film it will be a pleasurable experience.
enjoyable - a bit different!
A interesting insight into the social and political lifestyles of young adults in 1960s France. The romance subplot fell flat, but it didn't ruin the movie by any means.
- Boogie Nights
- The Last King of Scotland
- Eastern Promises
- The Dreamers
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Batman Returns
- Howard the Duck
- Morning Glory
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