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Something in the Air (2012)
"Après mai" (original title)

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In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clément Métayer ...
Gilles
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Christine
Felix Armand ...
Alain
Carole Combes ...
Laure
India Menuez ...
Leslie (as India Salvor Menuez)
Hugo Conzelmann ...
Jean-Pierre
Martin Loizillon ...
Rackam le Rouge
André Marcon ...
Le père de Gilles
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Actrice Londres
Laurent Ramacciotti ...
Vigile / Coach
Mathias Renou ...
Vincent
Léa Rougeron ...
Maria
Philippe Paimblanc ...
Proviseur
Alain Gluckstein ...
Professeur de français
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In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.

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14 November 2012 (France)  »

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Something in the Air  »

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$13,288 (USA) (3 May 2013)

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$71,921 (USA) (31 May 2013)
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Inconclusive on both ends
12 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Just watched the movie yesterday, and for those who are interested in the high school movement of France in the early '70s and expect the movie to have a say about the topic, it would be a disappointment. Therefore, alter your expectations towards an autobiography of a young artist who is in pursuit of love, his ideals and independence.

The opening of the movie is promising with protests, group of students clashing ideas and then acting based on those ideas. You can actually sense that there is something in the air which is obviously the belief in the revolution. Yet later, it seems quite undecided whether to focus on the aspect of revolutionary ideas or on the personal lives and thoughts of the characters. Both topics can be processed in a movie, however in this one both aspects seems inconclusive.

Also what I see missing in the movie is that all young revolutionaries were not faced a tough life or living a life that is rather comfortable. They want to change things but it seems they are not sure what they want to change or how bad things are for the working class. I am not expecting a person of that age to be fully aware of the situation but I wondered how would they react in a desperate situation. They do not look unhappy with their life.

If I had watched the movie with different expectations, I would have enjoyed it more. It is still likable but not satisfying.


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