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Youth Without Youth -- A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, a timid professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life.
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Writers:
Mircea Eliade (novel)
Francis Ford Coppola (written by)
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Release Date:
26 October 2007 (Italy) See more »
Plot:
A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, a timid professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Searching the eternal youth in Romania See more (81 total) »

Cast

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Tim Roth ... Dominic

Alexandra Maria Lara ... Veronica / Laura

Bruno Ganz ... Professor Stanciulescu
André Hennicke ... Josef Rudolf

Marcel Iures ... Prof. Giuseppe Tucci
Adrian Pintea ... Pandit

Alexandra Pirici ... Woman in Room 6

Florin Piersic Jr. ... Dr. Gavrila
Zoltan Butuc ... Dr. Chirila
Adriana Titieni ... Anetta
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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

Cristian Balint ... Grenzschutz

Dragos Bucur ... Bartender
Theodor Danetti ... Dr. Neculache
Andrei Gheorghe ... Taxi Driver

Roxana Guttman ... Gertrude
Dorina Lazar ... Cook

Rodica Lazar ... Teller

Anamaria Marinca ... Hotel Receptionist
Hodorog Anton Mihail ... Doru, The Guard
Mihai Niculescu ... Vaian
Gelu Nitu ... Policeman
Mirela Oprisor ... Craita
Alexandru Repan ... Dr. Chavannes
Dan Sandulescu ... Nicodim

Andi Vasluianu ... Intern

Matt Damon ... Life Magazine Reporter (uncredited)
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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
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
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)
 
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
Adrian Codoi .... location manager
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
Marian Moldoveanu .... location manager
Elena Neascu .... assistant extras coordinator
Ioana Ofileanu .... office production assistant
Iulian Pana .... location manager
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
Ioana Stoica .... location scout manager
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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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
The first cut was close to three hours. It contains a sub-plot shot (also included in the novella) featuring the 1938 student radicals and Secret Police associating Dominic with them. The sub-plot was ultimately dropped upon suggestion by co-editor Walter Murch in order to keep the story more personal and reaching the intended two hour movie goal.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:
Dominic:In metaphysical controversies, empirical proofs lose their value, but wouldn't you enjoy receiving a few fresh roses picked from the garden?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Coda: Thirty Years Later (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Yo Sin Ti (Me without YouSee more »

FAQ

Is there any romanian in it?
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177 out of 227 people found the following review useful.
Searching the eternal youth in Romania, 4 November 2007
Author: ekisest from Romania

It's been a while since I have written anything for IMDb. "Youth Without Youth" is not only a very personal approach to a barely known novella by Mircea Eliade, but also a homage to Romanian culture and civilization. I felt really good watching a legendary filmmaker like Coppola before the special screening (in Bucharest), walking on the stage and thanking sincerely to the Romanian cast and crew, and in the end, thanking all of us "for Mircea Eliade". I read Eliade's novella some months ago, and I found it difficult and "anti-cinematic", unlike "La tiganci" or other texts of his. "Youth" is, as I saw it, a meditation on time and the relation between human memory and identity. Eliade has been concerned with the theme of "la vita est sueno" (life is dream) for a long time, and his fiction shows it. Coppola also has been preoccupied with time, dreams and memory in his late films like "Peggy Sue", "Dracula" and "Jack". It might seem strange and paradoxical, but beyond the horror clichés and the gory make-ups, one can see lots of formal similarities in "Dracula" and "Youth...". The Italian American director is definitely bound to European Romanticism, and he tried to infuse a lot of new symbols (the mirror, the moon on the bluish night sky, the skull etc) to an already symbol-heavy-loaded narrative. Tim Roth is the ideal choice for the central character (old Dominic Matei that grows young after a lightning stroke). The rest of the numerous cast is composed mainly of Romanian actors, most of which are famous in our country. Iures is known for the international public also, and handles his role elegantly, as usual. Maria Lara is a Romanian-born German actress, playing the role of Dominic Matei's lady friend and lover. The relationship between Dominic and Laura is beautifully developed by Coppola's rewriting of the initial novella. Near the end of the film, there is a moment (shot in Malta) where Dominic decides to break away from Laura, because of the dreadful effects of his supernatural youth on her physical condition. Both actors are impressive in this delicate scene.

This film was, all in all, a pleasant surprise for me. I was expecting a more Hollywood-ish speculative and commercial-oriented style. Anyway, I personally (still) think the D.P. and the photographic department in general was overwhelmed by the magnitude of this project. Coppola should of thought more deeply about his choice, because Mihai Malaimare Jr. (the D.P.) and digital imagery was simply not enough ! It took over 2 years to complete this film anyway, so why didn't he use film instead of digital mediums? Was money really a problem here? Maybe Roth asked for a big fee, I don't know. This film won't be appreciated by a wide audience, because Eliade's literature is very special and restrictive (you need to fancy Romanian folklore and oriental philosophies in order to get into this). In fact, Eliade's novella was clearly inspired (as the main title shows) by one of the most beautiful and profound fairy-tales ever: "Tinerete fara batranete si viata fara de moarte" (hard to translate into English, but it might sound like "Eternal youth and life without death"). Even if you are not Romanian, you should check it out! It will change the way you feel about time and life, the way Eliade changed Coppola from an old mainstream Hollywood director into an arty European film experimenter.

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