• The Dreamers (2004)

The Dreamers

Release Date: February 6th, 2004

DVD Release Date: July 13th, 2004

NC-17 |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

In May 1968, the student riots in Paris only exacerbate the isolation felt by three youths: an American exchange student named Matthew (Michael Pitt) and twins Théo (Louis Garrel) and Isabelle (Eva Green). Having bonded over their mutual love of cinema, Matthew is fascinated by the sense of intimacy shared by Isabelle and Theo, who were born conjoined. When the twins' bohemian parents go away for a month, they ask Matthew to stay at their place, and the three lose themselves in fantasy.

Cast: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Robin Renucci, Anna Chancellor, Florian Cadiou, Pierre Hancisse, Valentin Merlet

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Recorded Pictures Company

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Love triangle, Rivalry, Friend, 1960s, Growing up, Mother, Forbidden love

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    More unfortunately still, the elements of the story fit poorly, like a Tucker decked out as a sexmobile.

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    My guess is that The Dreamers will have a certain resonance for those of us who discovered movies and sex at the same time during the '60s. For the rest of you, the film is a curiosity about cinegenic youths baring their bodies while thinking they are baring their souls. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The film's real failure is that neither the story nor the characters capture the zeitgeist that Bertolucci theoretically set out to celebrate. show more

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