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R| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
In Romania in the late 1930s, Dominic (Tim Roth) is an old man who has sacrificed everything -- including the love of his life, Laura (Alexandra Maria Lara) -- in his study of the origin of language. He is planning his suicide when a bolt of lightning reduces his age and magnifies his brain power. Dominic is sent to Switzerland to elude the Nazis. There, years later, he meets a woman who looks like Laura. Through her he goes on a surreal, metaphysical exploration of language, life and reality.

Cast: Tim Roth , Alexandra Maria Lara , Bruno Ganz ,

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Genres: Romance, Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Youth Without Youth (2007)

Release Date: December 14th, 2007|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Lush and heartfelt, but compelling only in fits and starts. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An ambitious but mind-numbingly tedious and often incomprehensible film. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The essence of Youth Without Youth, which was shot -- luminously -- in Romania, lies in its solemn speculations about aging, time and consciousness. Mr. Coppola is one of the cinema's peerless masters, and I would have enjoyed nothing more than a chance to celebrate his new film. I'm truly sorry to say, then, that I found it impenetrable. show more

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