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Dreamers (2004)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40243170
UPC: 024543127871
UPC 14: 00024543127871
Rating: Game Rating Code
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An erotic tale of three young film lovers brought together by their passion for movies - and each other. Whenisabelle and theo invite matthew to stay with them, what begins as a casual friendship ripens into a sensual voyage of discovery and desire in which nothing is off-limits and anything is possible.

"...disarmingly sweet and completely enchanting...  A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Ablaze with poetry and danger, and suffused with an odd kind of intellectual kitsch.   Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

Editor's Note
Set in the Spring of 1968; Produced and Released in 2003/2004.

Bernardo Bertolucci's THE DREAMERS centers on three university students who adore the Cinematheque Francaise, and are fascinated by '60s culture--the music of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, the films of Jean-Luc Godard, and the writings of Susan Sontag and Chairman Mao. Their philosophical conversations about sexuality, love, politics, activism, and the Vietnam War; and their daily activities--going to the cinema, protesting in support of Henri Langlois, lounging around naked, and smoking dope--are a realistic reflection of the mood and energy of that era.

The plot involves Parisians Theo (Louis Garrel) and Isa (Eva Green), a brother-sister team with a strangely intimate connection. They befriend their American classmate Matthew (Michael Pitt), and invite him to stay at their apartment for a month while their parents are on vacation. The trio is so engrossed by their film studies that they act out scenes in an ongoing game of trivia, referencing classics like Sam Fuller's SHOCK CORRIDOR, Godard's BANDE A PART, and Frank Tashlin's THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT. They challenge each other through mind games, deeply personal discussions, and sexual dares. Outside their sheltered apartment, the streets are teaming with violence leading up to the May 1968 Paris uprising. Nouvelle Vague icon Bertolucci weaves clips from classic films into this artful and entertaining movie, while a hard-rock '60s soundtrack adds a palpable edginess.


Video Features Rated R, DVD

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/27/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 112 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2222787
Video UPC UPC: 00024543127871
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Anna Chancellor
Video Cast Info Eva Green
Video Cast Info Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Video Cast Info Jean-Pierre Leaud
Video Cast Info Louis Garrel
Video Cast Info Michael Pitt
Video Cast Info Robin Renucci
Video Cast Info Bernardo Bertolucci - Director
Video Cast Info Fabio Cianchetti - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Gilbert Adair - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Jacopo Quadri - Editor
Video Cast Info Jean Rabasse - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jeremy Thomas - Producer

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"Bertolucci provokes audiences instead of pacifying them. Boy, do we need him now." 02/19/2004 p.76-7

Sight and Sound
"THE DREAMERS looks wonderful. The superb Parisian flat is photographed in fluid takes with exquisite lighting. The soundtrack is a pleasurable 1960s pot-pourri." 02/01/2004 p.41-2

New York Times
"[D]isarmingly sweet and completely enchanting..." 02/06/2004 p.E1

Los Angeles Times
"THE DREAMERS does have its pleasures." 02/06/2004 p.E6

USA Today
"The soundtrack is fabulous....The film clips are equally great." 02/06/2004 p.8E

Box Office
"Some of the moments are inspired..." 04/01/2004 p.164

"[T]his picture strikes the perfect balance between rosy fantasy and the creeping dark reality of adulthood." 07/01/2004 p.120

Premiere 10 of 10
The thrills of this movie are aesthetic ones, the creation of new, ravishing imagery (and all three - Glenn Kenny

Rolling Stone 8 of 10
The early scenes of playful sexuality--the three in a tub, and Matthew gazing wonderingly up at Isab - Peter Travers

Chicago Sun-Times 10 of 10
The film is extraordinarily beautiful. Bertolucci is one of the great painters of the screen. He has - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Pitt,Michael
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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