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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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Mia
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Guy Malyon
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Charles Bessé
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Lucien
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Julian Elsworth
Peter Cockett ...
Max
Élizabeth Chouvalidzé ...
Fortune Teller
Jolyane Langlois ...
Gilda, Age 14
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Élodie
Éloïsa Laflamme-Cervantes ...
Julie
Ivan Vukov ...
Undergraduate #1
Sebastian Bailey ...
Undergraduate #2
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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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In a city of glamour at a time of decadence they met. An aristocrat, a soldier of conscience, and an entertainer. Together they shared a deep passion. 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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Opening Weekend:

$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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Gilda Bessé: Beauty, bravery, and brains. What a catch. You also have a nice willy, and I hope to dream about it.
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Referenced in La bisexualité: tout un art? (2008) See more »

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Noël Nouvelet
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Performed by La petite Bande de Montréal - Martin Dagenais
Courtesy of Naxos od Canada Ltd.
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Good performances, but story suspect
17 September 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Charlize dominates this film not only because of her bathtub scene, but because she turns in the best performance of all the actors. This part provides a needed relief from the part that she had in "Monster" and shows her to be a truly beautiful woman.

Personally, I feel that Stuart Townsend is in over his head in trying to be the man that captivates the debutante of France as played by Miss Theron. He plays the part well but seems to be miscast in a role that needs a man that is stronger physically as well as mentally.

Penelope Cruz is outstanding as the lame Spanish beauty. She provides a excellent performance as the stereotypical cripple with a golden heart as she uses her earnings as a model to become a nurse.

The story provides little, if any, inspiration and needs a stronger hand at the screen writing duties.

I was well entertained by this movie and thought the total effect was to keep me interested although it did become predictable in some spots. Perhaps my rating of 7 is partly because I thought that Charlize should have held out for a stronger screenplay for her next movie.


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