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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 pre-World War II Europe, a timid professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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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)

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
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 Neacsu .... 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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:I love you. I've always loved you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Escape from Tomorrow (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Middle VillageSee more »

FAQ

Is there any romanian in it?
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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Review: Youth Without Youth, 13 June 2008
Author: bloodymonday from Thailand

In "Heart of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse", a brilliant documentary about making of "Apocalypse Now", Francis Ford Coppola said he was on a learning process while making that film, as he delved into mysteriousness of jungle. In the end, his on-screen works is like a reflection to his own experience. Many years later (20 years to be exact) and 10 years absent from his latest directorial effort (1997's "The Rain Maker"), Coppola tried to do exact same thing like he did in the past.

"Youth Without Youth" is interesting, yet undeniably confusing tale of Dominic Matei (Tim Roth) who is a professor of language and philosophy in early 19th century. His goal is trying to accomplish a research that he claims to be the key of all human's language. But as it turns out, it might be impossible to finish it after all. This research changed his behavior from fascination into obsession. As he lose everything he loves including his fiancé, Veronica (Alexandra Maria Lara), he has nothing left to live on. Many years later, in a blink of World War II, 77-years-old Dominic is on the way to end his miserable life. But then, lightening suddenly stuck at him before he has a chance to do so. The lightening didn't kill him, instead it miraculously rejuvenates his life. Now, he looks like in mid-30's and gave him a supernatural abilities like reading book without open it, mind bending psychic or even developing his own Dr. Jerkyll and Mr. Hyde-like ultra-ego.

After World War II's over, Dominic is traveling throughout the world. He began to look into his research again since now he has a plenty of times to do. But then, he accidentally met his fiancé's dead ringer named Laura (also played by Alexandra Maria Lara). As it turned out, she also happened to be stuck by lightening and develops another supernatural ability which she can speak ancient languages while she slept. Dominic knows right away that it might be an only chance for him to accomplish his unfinished project. But it came with one sacrifice condition, if he decides to stay with her, it might be the way to ending her life.

There's an only one different thing between getting lost in the jungle of Philippines and getting lost in freezing cold city of Romania. And that is "Youth Without Youth" lose its audience's commitment as we keep accompany him to his personal enlightenment (in another words, he wasn't wholeheartedly let us ride along in this time around). With his beyond comprehensible dialogs about metaphysical theory and non-linear stories that keep tangled up like a maze, Youth Without Youth seem to be a failure. No, it's magnificent failure from the master of modern cinema living today.

The cast is another story here, since they served their duty pretty well especially Tim Roth (again, one of the most unused actor living today) who would do all it take to make us believe in the protagonist. And he seemed to really understand what Francis Ford Coppola is trying to achieve. The movie also accompanied by beautiful score (if shamelessly cloying) by Osvaldo Golijov and surprisingly neat cinematography by Mihai Malaimare Jr.

"Youth Without Youth" require a multiple viewing, in order to understand some of its massages. Truth be told, I didn't really get it. Coppola once said in the interview that this story is very personal to him. Well, maybe this film wasn't exactly making for us. It's sure gonna make a lot of people frustrated. For me, I'm just glad that he's back to work again.

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