Dreamers, The (2003, GBR/FRA/ITA) C-115m. *** D: Bernardo Bertolucci. Starring Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Anna Chancellor, Robin Renucci, Jean-Pierre Léaud. Erotic drama set in 1968 Paris, where inexperienced American student Pitt makes the acquaintance of sexually liberated twins Green and Garrel. Set against the backdrop of the student protests and the closing of the Cinémateque Francaise, film is irresistible to film buffs, with lots of references from classic 30s cinema to 1960s Nouvelle Vague. Plot is slight, though. Explicit sex scenes (with sensational Green) earned this an NC-17 rating. Written by Gilbert Adair.

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