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Head in the Clouds (2004)

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee ... See full summary »

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6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Charles Bessé
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Gilda, Age 14
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Ivan Vukov ...
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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her burgeoning career as a photographer. But Guy and Mia feel impelled to join the fight against fascism, and the three friends are separated - seemingly forever. Written by Anonymous

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Three lives. One destiny. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for sexuality, nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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30 October 2004 (Japan)  »

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Bulutlarin üzerinde  »

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$46,133 (USA) (17 September 2004)

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$398,179 (USA) (31 December 2004)
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The film opened on only ten screens in the United States, and earned 46,133 dollars. See more »

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Julian Elsworth: [Guy and Gilda are on the pool table, naked under a blanket] What are you wearing under there?
Gilda Bessé: As it's your big day, I'm wearing my Birthday Suit in your honor.
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Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

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Minor Swing
Written by Stéphane Grappelli & Django Reinhardt
Used by permission of Jewel Music Publishing Inc.
Produced by Jean Robitaille
Performed by The John Jorgenson Quintet
John Jorgenson appears courtesy of J2/Pharaoh Records
Courtesy of HITC Productions Inc.
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A real surprise!
9 March 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Yes, I did just rank this movie at a 9. This is an Unusual high rank by my standards, yet I do think this one deserves it.

A movie that portrays the life of 2 young people and a lot of others surrounding them. World war 2 is coming at the start and ends with the movie. A romantic setting. This movie is classified as Drama, Romance, War and it really had me scared when I put it on. I'm not the type for those things apart, let alone compressed together in about two hours.

I was surprised. Very pleasantly surprised. It turned out to be a thrilling life story, filled with Eros (I should have known when I saw the R rating..) and adventure. It didn't fall into the usual overly sweet scenes that leave you with a sugar mouth no water can ever remedy. Instead it kept up a flirtatious pace all along, with dramatic events to eventually come to the bittersweet picture this turned out to be. Another part I cant deny loving was the end. I wont say anything more about it, but it was a good end to the movie. And I'll leave it at that :)

I never realized that Charlize Theron was that attractive and the team with Penelope Cruz (forgive me any mistakes in spelling or names) was a match made in heaven. No complaints about Stuart Townsend either. ... This is beginning to sound a bit too positive but .. Yeah, well, I'm not going to look for negative stuff just to have it in.

In the end, this movie left me with a feeling I like. Not the typical heart-bleed I get from those Sugarbom Romantic flicks, and not the sad feeling a drama usually burdens me with either. A pleasant feeling. (pleasant doesn't mean happy mind you) It has me missing my girlfriend although she s only gone for the day. And gives me an ever stronger feeling that I love her than I usually have. This movie really did give me a Pleasant feeling! :) maybe bittersweet is the exact description for it.

Anyhow, i'm really glad I saw this one and it deserves a Nine. well, in my humble opinion it does :)


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