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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Dreamers by Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003 (NC-17)

with Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green (Perfect Sense, Dark Shadows), Robin Renucci, Anna Chancellor

In acclaimed director Bernardo Bertolucci's erotically graphic drama, Matthew (Michael Pitt) is an American college student studying abroad in politically turbulent 1960s Paris, where he meets and befriends sexually adventurous twins Theo (Louis Garrel) and Isabelle (Eva Green). When the siblings invite their newfound friend to stay with them in their flat, the trio indulges in decadent sex games and psychological manipulations.

The movie name is probably a closer description of the movie than the summary itself. It has a dark side, but you would imagine much darker by reading the summary, and indeed it is about dreamers, idealists, innocents. It is set at a key moment in French history and it is interesting to see it through the window of a trio that live in a bubble. I somehow enjoyed the bubble part, and the intro created mixing real footage and reconstitution. My conflict came when Matthew is meeting his first "French friends", the initial portrait is very stereotypical of French people. Once the characters are shaping through their unusual relationship, the movie takes off. Still, a very unusual movie.

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