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Head in the Clouds (2004)

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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee ... See full summary »

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Mia
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Charles Bessé
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Lisette
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Peter Cockett ...
Max
Élizabeth Chouvalidzé ...
Fortune Teller
Jolyane Langlois ...
Gilda, Age 14
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Élodie
Éloïsa Laflamme-Cervantes ...
Julie
Ivan Vukov ...
Undergraduate #1
Sebastian Bailey ...
Undergraduate #2
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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her burgeoning career as a photographer. But Guy and Mia feel impelled to join the fight against fascism, and the three friends are separated - seemingly forever. Written by Anonymous

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In a city of glamour at a time of decadence they met. An aristocrat, a soldier of conscience, and an entertainer. Together they shared a deep passion. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for sexuality, nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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30 October 2004 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Bulutlarin üzerinde  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,133, 19 September 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$398,278, 6 January 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,510,605, 18 January 2009
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hugh Grant was originally announced for the Stuart Townsend part. See more »

Quotes

Julian Elsworth: [Guy and Gilda are on the pool table, naked under a blanket] What are you wearing under there?
Gilda Bessé: As it's your big day, I'm wearing my Birthday Suit in your honor.
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Connections

Referenced in La bisexualité: tout un art? (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Jim Blues
Composed by Harry "Big Jim" Lawson and Mary Lou Williams
Arranged by Mary Lou Williams
Cecilia Music Publishing Company ASCAP
Produced and Performed by Jean Robitaille
Courtesy of HITC Productions Inc.
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Romantic epic wannabe
27 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Head in the Clouds", set in Paris (circa 1920's-1940's), is all about a trio of three characters; two women and one man. The centerpiece of the trio and the film is Theron as an independent, capricious, liberal and free spirited women who is in love with both her male and female part-time companions (Townsend & Cruz) who, in turn, both love her. The film follows the ebb and flow of the trio's relationships from their good times before the Spanish civil war through their bad times during WWII. An attempt at a sort of romantic epic, "Head in the Clouds" is wrought with staginess, corny dialogue, charming artificiality, and glorified melodrama. Not well received by the critics, this obvious film seems to be trying too hard while never quite ringing true. Should be an okay watch for romantics and sentimentalists. (B-)


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