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Release Date: December 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 13th, 2008

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 Coppola

Genres: Romance, Thriller

Production Co: American Zoetrope

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Passionate, Love, Doctor, 1950s, Hospital, 1930s, Love interest

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  • Too much of the film is a muddle, and it feels like work, not play. show more

  • Lacking coherence and suspense, the picture is likely to attract a cult following while disappointing Coppola's fan base. show more

  • 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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