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The Dreamers (2003)

NC-17 | | Drama, Romance | 20 February 2004 (USA)
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A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Matthew
... Isabelle
... Theo
... Mother
Robin Renucci ... Father
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Himself
... Himself (as Jean-Paul Leaud)
Florian Cadiou ... Patrick
Pierre Hancisse ... First Buff
Valentin Merlet ... Second Buff
Lola Peploe ... The Usherette
Ingy Fillion ... Theo's Girlfriend
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Storyline

Paris, spring 1968. While most students take the lead in the May 'revolution', a French poet's twin son Theo and daughter Isabelle enjoy the good life in his grand Paris home. As film buffs they meet and 'adopt' modest, conservatively educated Californian student Matthew. With their parents away for a month, they drag him into an orgy of indulgence of all senses, losing all of his and the last of their innocence. A sexual threesome shakes their rapport, yet only the outside reality will break it up. Written by KGF Vissers

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Bertolucci returns to politics & sex.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Innocents  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€1,321,662 (Italy), 12 October 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$142,632, 8 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,531,462, 6 June 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,082,883, 1 August 2004
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(archive footage)|

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Bernardo Bertolucci was so impressed how the actors so naturally acted naked, he penned an uncredited lengthy extra scene in the script where all three main actors are overtly nude. It ended up on the cutting room floor. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Matthew hides a stolen photograph of Isabelle in his underpants to prevent his hosts from seeing him with it. Later, he loses a contest with Isabelle and is forced by her to strip and the photograph is still inexplicably in his underwear, even though several days have passed and he is wearing completely different clothes. See more »

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[first lines]
Matthew: The first time I saw a movie at the cinématèque française I thought, "Only the French... only the French would house a cinema inside a palace."
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A Carbonneutral production through Future Forests. Indigenous trees have been planted to balance the carbon dioxide created through the production of this film. See more »

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Features Top Hat (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Tous les garçons et les filles
(1962)
Written by Françoise Hardy and Roger Samyn
Published by Editions Musicales Alpha
Performed by Françoise Hardy
(p) 1962 Disques Vogue S.A. France
Licensed courtesy of BMG France
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masterpiece??really?
10 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

okay people,just because Bertolucci made a movie with two twins and a blonde American going around naked and doing silly stuff ,this is masterpiece?This is your interpretation of art?where is the art?while he is doing her and her brother is watching and making eggs???Is that art or just because in the name Bertolucci everything around is pure art??even the blood on their face, that was sick was...okay let me guess this one....masterful intelligent pure pure art!!!if any other director made this film he would be buried with the worst reviews ever!!!!if you are Bertolucci everything is good and intelligent and that is how everyone judge this movie,i m sure that even the people that didn't like this movie wrote they liked it because of the name of the director...because everybody found it artistic and masterful....


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