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  • Actors: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Anna Chancellor, Robin Renucci
  • Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Producers: Jeremy Thomas
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Oct. 2004
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002OHZXY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,483 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Bertolucci directs this erotic drama based on a novel by Gilbert Adair. Set against the backdrop of a politically-turbulent Paris in 1968, the film tells the story of Matthew (Michael Pitt), an American student abroad, who befriends twin brother and sister Theo (Louis Garrel) and Isabelle (Eva Green) at a political demonstration. The three share a passion for cinema, and quickly become friends. When the twins' parents (Robin Renucci and Anna Chancellor) leave the city for the summer, the twins invite Matthew to live with them in their sumptuous Bohemian flat. As the revolution rages outside in the streets, the three embark on an intense, insular journey that will change Matthew's life forever.

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A love letter to movies (and the French new wave of the 1960s in particular), Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers starts with a 1968 riot outside of a Parisian movie palace then burrows into an insular love triangle. Matthew (Michael Pitt, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), an expatriate American student, bonds with a twin brother and sister, Isabelle (Eva Green) and Theo (Louis Garrel), over their mutual love of film--they not only quote lines of dialogue, they act out small bits and challenge each other to name the cinematic source. Matthew suspects the twins of incest, but that doesn't stop him from falling into his own intimacies with Isabelle. As the threesome becomes threatened, Paris succumbs to student riots. The Dreamers aspires to be kinky, but the results are more decorative than decadent; nonetheless, the movie's lively energy recalls the careless and vital exuberance of Godard and Truffaut. --Bret Fetzer

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Gordon TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 July 2012
Format: DVD
Once again, Bertolucci explores his favorite themes of politics, the nature of individuality vs. belonging and transgressive
sex.

In 1968 Paris, as the protests that began around cinema threaten to expand and bring down the government, an odd
ménage-a-trios develops between a young American and a twin brother and sister, whose relationship is full of
borderline incest. The three form a tight circle and almost forget the world outside while dunk on booze, sexuality,
and each other. But by the end, the maelstrom outside is too powerful to simply be ignored.

This is a very good film, but for me, not quite a great one. The depths of these characters aren't explored the way
Bertolucci does in, say `The Conformist', and there are even some places where it feels like he pulls his punches
(not a director one thinks of doing so.) But the homosexual attraction between the brother and the American is
reduced to an occasional ambiguous smoldering glance. That aspect, among others, was far more explicit in the novel.

None-the-less, the film is beautifully made (some terrific editing that inserts images from other films that relate to and
comment on the story), and the acting is solid (and bold. While the sex itself isn't that much more explicit than in many
films, the amount of relaxed nudity is, and that meant these young actors had to really throw off their inhibitions to make
many scenes work.

Avoid edited versions - this film is largely about sexuality, and watering down that element waters down the film.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GlynLuke TOP 100 REVIEWER on 3 Jun. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The comparisons with Cocteau`s famous book/film are obvious, but this is in fact Bertolucci`s ironic, erotic take on the 1968 Paris riots, incorporating the protests on behalf of the legendary French film historian Henri Langlois, who was being removed from his post at the Cinematheque (by the then Minister of Culture Andre Malraux, no less) which he co-founded in 1935. All this soon becomes somewhat peripheral as the `action` moves into the well-appointed Bohemian apartment of Isabelle and Theo`s parents, who then proceed (most thoughtfully) to go away for a month, leaving their teenage children to their own devices.
By now they have taken under their wing a callow American student, Matthew, and the fun begins.
Most of the fun is - on the surface at least - of a sexual nature, with all three capering around the rooms of the labyrinthine apartment in various states of undress, and very often naked. Apparently, the actors were encouraged to spend a while in the flat rented for the shoot getting to know each other and feeling at ease with each other`s nudity. Well, it certainly seems to have worked. None of the actors seem to be `doing a nude scene`, and their nakedness - often highly explicit for what is basically a mainstream art film - soon becomes as natural as nudity ever gets in movies.
The film is mostly in English, with a particularly compelling, oddly touching, and knowingly witty performance by the then unknown Eva Green (who was soon to be seen, in a far more sophisticated guise, as one of the best ever `Bond girls` alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale). It is a brave, bold portrayal of a semi-sexualised girl-woman, who happens to have an incestuous bond with her brother.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By schumann_bg TOP 50 REVIEWER on 11 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
There is a lot to enjoy in this playful film, which is not entirely playful ... The implications of a scene just before the end are left floating, as is the ending itself. It is ambiguous to say the least, yanking the film back into the political arena and suggesting that private confusion may find an outlet in political engagement. This far-reaching theme is added almost as an afterthought to what is a 'huis clos' situation between a somewhat incestuous brother and sister and an American student they meet, coinciding with the absence of the parents. This is the cue for a lot of stripping off, which provides some visual thrills in the form of Louis Garrel, Eva Green and Michael Pitt, that are quite pornographic in places. All credit to them for putting themselves in the hands of the director Bernardo Bertolucci, as it is required by the tone of the film and perhaps constitutes its originality. There is a feeling of them being rich and spoilt, which is in the script; holding our sympathy, or at least our interest, is largely down to them. The playfulness arises not only from their antics, which can be tedious, but from the continuous stream of film references, as they are all film buffs and constantly refer to films with forfeits if the allusion is not identified. Bertolucci intercuts scenes in the cluttered Paris apartment with moments from a number of classic films, including Bande a part, A Bout de Souffle, Blonde Venus, and Queen Christina - but there are many others, as well as bits from soundtracks by Bernard Herrmann and Jean Constantin (The 400 Blows), even without the visuals. It makes for a rich texture and a kind of homage to filmmaking itself.Read more ›
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