• Regular Lovers (2005)

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Release Date: 2005

Not Yet Rated|3 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
Amidst the chaos of student and union protests, 20-year-old Parisian poet François (Louis Garrel) finds himself in legal hot water for dodging a stint in the French military. While at a party, he falls in love with Lilie (Clotilde Hesme), a would-be sculptor. When the riots begin to increase, the two seek refuge in the mansion of their affluent friend, Antoine (Julien Lucas), where, along with other French youths, they smoke opium, write poetry and reflect on the situation outside.

Cast: Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Julien Lucas, Mathieu Genet, Marc Barbé

Director: Philippe Garrel

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A magical and supernally beautiful meditative drug-trip head-space picture (a full-fledged ZZM, q.v. above) for which all Euro-film masochists should rearrange their schedules. It'll be out on DVD soon, and that's great. But Garrel's films are almost never seen on the big screen, and this one's worth it. show more

  • Long, talky and shot in black and white. In other words, it requires a commitment in time and brain power - a commitment worth making. show more

  • Through a haze of opium smoke and Molotov cocktails igniting, Regular Lovers plays out like the heavier politicized and unsentimentalized counterpoint to Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers." show more

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