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Something in the Air (2012)

Après mai (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 November 2012 (France)
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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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Olivier Assayas

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Olivier Assayas (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clément Métayer ... Gilles
Lola Créton ... Christine
Felix Armand Felix Armand ... Alain
Carole Combes Carole Combes ... Laure
Bobbi Menuez ... Leslie (as India Salvor Menuez)
Hugo Conzelmann Hugo Conzelmann ... Jean-Pierre
Martin Loizillon Martin Loizillon ... Rackam le Rouge
André Marcon André Marcon ... Le père de Gilles
Johnny Flynn
Dolores Chaplin ... Actrice Londres
Laurent Ramacciotti Laurent Ramacciotti ... Vigile / Coach
Mathias Renou Mathias Renou ... Vincent
Léa Rougeron Léa Rougeron ... Maria
Philippe Paimblanc Philippe Paimblanc ... Proviseur
Alain Gluckstein 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Italian

Release Date:

14 November 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Something in the Air See more »

Filming Locations:

Brunoy, Essonne, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,288, 5 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$71,921, 2 June 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

References Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret (1967) See more »

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Fare Thee Well, Sweet Family
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Revolution and privilege
8 November 2016 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Olivier Assayas's film 'Something in the Air' is an affectionate, although not uncritical, look at the lives of young French radicals after 1968. Watching it, you get an interesting sense of an era when students were interested in something other than building their careers (although the protagonists don't all completely abandon their bourgeois dreams); there's also the contrast between their profound political beliefs, and the feeling that their beloved freedom is basically the freedom of being young and moneyed - the revolution as a gap year, so to speak. The way that a life spent chasing experience ultimately does not build the foundation of lasting relationships is also well-conveyed. Overall, the cast are a little too beautiful - who wouldn't be a revolutionary when the benefits were so obvious? - and if the film has a serious weak-point, it's in not fully explaining quite why youth was drawn to the counter-culture except in a vague, spirit-of-the-age type way. A final quibble - the English translation of the French title (Apres Mai) is an awful one, better befitting a light romantic comedy.


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