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Youth Without Youth -- Francis Ford Coppola returns to the realm of his mastery with a new film about growing young. A bolt of lightning strikes Dominic Matei (Tim Roth) so close to death that he begins to age backwards. When he grows from 70 to 40 in a week, he draws the attention of the Nazis and the world. Now he's running  for his life with a new love and no hope of knowing his phenomenal fate.
Youth Without Youth -- This is a second theatrical trailer for Youth Without Youth, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Youth Without Youth -- Clip: Dinner party
Youth Without Youth -- This is the U.S. theatrical trailer for Youth Without Youth, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Youth Without Youth -- Youth Without Youth - Teaser Trailer

Overview

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Writers:
Mircea Eliade (novel)
Francis Ford Coppola (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
26 October 2007 (Italy) See more »
Plot:
A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in World War II Europe, a professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A heavy and complex movie with deep philosophical implications See more (87 total) »

Cast

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Tim Roth ... Dominic Matei

Alexandra Maria Lara ... Veronica / Laura / Rupini

Bruno Ganz ... Prof. Roman Stanciulescu
André Hennicke ... Dr. Josef Rudolf

Marcel Iures ... Prof. Giuseppe Tucci

Alexandra Pirici ... Woman in Room 6

Adrian Pintea ... Pandit

Florin Piersic Jr. ... Dr. Gavrila
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mircea Albulescu ... Davidoglu
Dan Astileanu ... Professor (as Dan Astilean)

Cristian Balint ... Grenzschutz
Dragos Bucur ... Bartender
Zoltan Butuc ... Dr. Chirila
Theodor Danetti ... Dr. Neculache
Andrei Gheorghe ... Taxi Driver

Roxana Guttman ... Gertrude
Lucian Iancu ... Malta Doctor
Dorina Lazar ... Cook

Rodica Lazar ... Bank Teller

Anamaria Marinca ... Hotel Receptionist
Hodorog Anton Mihail ... Guard (as Mihai Hodorog)
Mihai Niculescu ... Vaian
Gelu Nitu ... Swiss Policeman

Mirela Oprisor ... Craita
Alexandru Repan ... Prof. Chavannes

Rudy Rosenfeld ... Aram
Dan Sandulescu ... Nicodim
Adriana Titieni ... Anetta

Ana Ularu ... Librarian

Andi Vasluianu ... Intern

Matt Damon ... Life Magazine Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
 
Writing credits
Mircea Eliade (novella)

Francis Ford Coppola (written by)

Produced by
Francis Ford Coppola .... producer
Anahid Nazarian .... executive producer
Fred Roos .... executive producer
Dave Rosenbaum .... production executive
Masa Tsuyuki .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Osvaldo Golijov 
 
Cinematography by
Mihai Malaimare Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Walter Murch 
 
Casting by
Florin Kevorkian 
Karen Lindsay-Stewart 
 
Production Design by
Calin Papura 
 
Art Direction by
Ruxandra Ionica 
Mircea Onisoru 
 
Set Decoration by
Adi Popa 
Adrian Popa 
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Papura 
 
Makeup Department
Barrie Gower .... prosthetic makeup sculptor
Peter King .... hair designer (as Peter Swords King)
Peter King .... makeup designer (as Peter Swords King)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Dana Roseanu .... makeup artist
Domnica Sava .... hair stylist
Jeremy Woodhead .... hair designer
Jeremy Woodhead .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Diona Dragnea .... production manager (as Doina Dragnea)
Adriana Rotaru .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vladimir Anton .... second assistant director
Roman Coppola .... second unit director
Oana Ene .... second assistant director
Craita Nanu .... second assistant director
Anatol Reghintovschi .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gabriel Bucur .... set dresser: Romania
Adi Iancu .... stand-by props: Romania
Iasar Memedali .... property buyer: Romania
Adi Popa .... property master: Romania
Marc Schwarzberg .... graphic artist
Dora Somova .... stand-by props: Bulgaria
 
Sound Department
Mihai Bogos .... sound recordist
Viorel Dobre .... adr recordist
Alex Dragomir .... dialogue editor
Kim Foscato .... sound effects editor
Ivan Fritz .... machine room operator
Pete Horner .... sound designer
Pete Horner .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Knox .... sound re-recording consultant
Zach Martin .... sound mix technician
Matei Mircea .... boom operator
Walter Murch .... sound re-recording mixer
John Nutt .... dialogue editor
Victor Panfilov .... sound effects editor
Horea Alexandru Pascu .... assistant sound
Gene Radzik .... sound consultant
Vadim Staver .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Liviu Gherghe .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Kevin Bailey .... additional visual effects (as Kevin N. Bailey)
Stepán Batousek .... digital compositor
Patrik Bergman .... digital effects artist
Ales Dlabac .... CG artist
Roland Friedrich .... flame artist
Miro Gal .... Flame artist
Lukas Herrmann .... digital matte paint artist
Jan Heusler .... digital compositor
Tomas Kalhous .... digital compositor: UPP
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects producer
Michal Krecek .... digital compositor
Vincent Lavares .... data manager: Laser Pacific
Jirí Linhart .... digital effects artist
Robert Loudil .... visual effects artist
Petr Masek .... digital compositor
Peter Nemec .... Flame artist
Peter Nemec .... digital effects artist
Peter Nemec .... senior flame artist
Vaclav Ondrousek .... digital compositor
Robert Pik .... inferno artist
Jiri Stamfest .... matte artist
Petr Vcelicka .... digital compositor
Jan Vseticek .... visual effects coordinator
David Vána .... visual effects supervisor
Kim Wiseman .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Octavian Golgot .... stunt coordinator
Attila Nemes .... stunt coordinator
Rasvan Puiu .... stunt coordinator (as Razvan Puiu)
Daniel Visan .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cos Aelenei .... still photographer
Marius Bercu .... gaffer
Alex Cosma .... electrician
Marian Duca .... key grip
Ilie Georgica .... assistant camera
Stefan Stefanovschi .... electrician
Bogdan Talpeanu .... second assistant camera
Paul Ticu .... electrician
Cristian Toader .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Liliana Toma .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adina Bucur .... costume supervisor
Adina Bucur .... wardrobe supervisor
Mariana Pall .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Bailey .... assistant editor (as Kevin N. Bailey)
Sean Cullen .... associate editor
Andrei Dascalescu .... assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Mike Sowa .... digital intermediate colorist
Corina Stavila .... associate editor
Adelina Bichis .... assistant editor (uncredited)
James T. Mockoski .... post production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Adrian Codoi .... location manager
Marian Moldoveanu .... location manager
Iulian Pana .... location manager
Ioana Stoica .... location scout manager
 
Music Department
Jeremy Flower .... music constructions
Petru Margineanu .... music recording supervisor
Michael Pärt .... music editor
Mihai Suteu .... music recording engineer
Attila Tõzsér .... music editor
Lev Zhurbin .... additional orchestrator
Lev Zhurbin .... music preparation
 
Transportation Department
Vasile Anghel .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Jennifer Furches .... script supervisor: second unit
Alexandru Iures .... assistant: Francis Ford Coppola
Brendan Kenney .... assistant to director
Oana Marian .... assistant: Tim Roth
James T. Mockoski .... archivist
Elena Neacsu .... assistant extras coordinator
Ioana Ofileanu .... office production assistant
Magda Pintilie .... production accountant
Liviu Popescu .... production assistant
Adriana Racasan .... assistant: Alexandra Maria Lara
Dave Rosenbaum .... studio executive (as David Rosenbaum)
Razvan Secara .... extras coordinator
Vasilescu Valentin .... horse master
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conform (uncredited)
Ben Bedo Manoukian .... production liaison (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Anne-Marie Cowsill .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexuality, nudity and a brief disturbing image
Runtime:
124 min
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Color:
Color | Black And White (some shots)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The modestly-budgeted film was financed by the director's successful vineyard in California.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: During the 1950s period of the movie, Laura is transported across India in an Indian C-130 Hercules but the aeroplane has RAF markings. Also, Laura and Dominic hail a taxi whilst in India and are picked up by a London black cab rather than an Indian Ambassador cab.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Dominic:[voice over] Sometimes... I admit to myself that it's possible... I will never be able to finish my life's work. My one and only book. And that in the end... without her... I will be nothing. And I will die alone.
[cries]
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Middle VillageSee more »

FAQ

Do they speak Romanian in "Youth without Youth" ?
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64 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
A heavy and complex movie with deep philosophical implications, 3 April 2008
Author: siderite from Romania

I was flabbergasted to see that a lot of the comments for this film were negative. The fact that the movie is not of a commercial nature doesn't make it bad, it just makes it less accessible. In this manner, it is just as bad for movies as a science paper is for publications.

Anyway, the film is based on a book of Romanian Mircea Eliade, one that I didn't read. Actually, I didn't read most of Eliade's work for the very reasons people bad mouthed this film. Then I entered adolescence :-P.

The film, though, is a resounding success to me. Not only that it is well done, but at the end of it, it let me wanting to understand more and to read the book. Maybe I will one of these days. As the film is impossible to summarize here, I will get to a quick conclusion.

Bottom line: a heavy feeling film, with a complex script and a lot of philosophical ideas of Eliade's scattered through the story; also some of his personal obsessions: orientalism and the loss of the love of his life. I personally think it was a great movie, but it became a bit confused at the end.

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