The Dreamers (Original Uncut NC-17 Version)
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- NC-17 version
- Commentary by director Bernardo Bertolucci, writer Gilbert Adair, and producer Jeremy Thomas
- "Events of May '68" featurette
- "The Making of The Dreamers" featurette
- Michael Pitt "Hey Joe" music video
- Theatrical trailer(s)
Top Customer Reviews
-First off, if you're offended, in any way, by frontal nudity from either sex... caution: it contains a lot!
-For some, if the ending is a chief factor in deciding that you like a movie, it is possible you could be dissapointed (it ends in an unlikely manner). But if you can appreciate the ending, it doesn't hurt the film at all... Maybe people were disappointed by the ending because they didn't want it to end :)
-If not accustomed to slower-moving movies, based on a load of story depth or the like opposed to action or thiller movies, then it could be a let down.
But the cons are heavily outweighed by the pros...
-For film buffs, Bertolucci doesn't dissapoint. The b/w segments intermingled within the storyline are anything short of genius and, for me, was the most beautiful and spellbinding part of this movie.
-For anti-censorship viewers, this movie could seem to be sent from heaven, because it doesn't leave much out.
-The acting is on a par with almost perfection, all three main characters are played flawlessly and completely take on the people they are supposed to evoke... Eva Green is especially amazing.Read more ›
That's how it begins, but this movie isn't linear and it cannot be deciphered merely by the order of events. Quite frankly, I was amazed by Fox Searchlight releasing what may be one of the most revolutionary and sexually progressive films of recent years. In the streets, the young and old found their revolutionary voices in 1968 and fought to institute governmental changes, but inside this chic apartment another revolution is taking place as well only this one involves fewer persons.
Matthew is clearly enamored of Isabelle and Theo (though this latter relationship isn't as developed as in "The Holy Innocents", which I found took away from the storyline) but he is not transfixed by them. He realizes that though they observe the world, they purposely keep themselves outside of it. Theo's father correctly observes early in the movie that to understand the world and change it, you have to become part of it. This is a lesson Matthew is constantly aware of and tries to pass on to his new friends. The first inkling of how grounded he is in this reality comes with the Zippo scene (my favorite) in which his casual observation of how a simple lighter fits into every possible place.Read more ›
There is a very telling and important scene where Matthew comes to dinner with the family and the father and Theo have an argument at the table. Theo is angry and full of adolescent rage at his father, but his father is saddened to see Theo full of anger and so empty of real experience. Theo's view of reality is distorted and his sad father realizes that he can't help his son, that only pain and experience will open his eyes. Theo and Isabella have no idea how pampered they really are. Matthew sees it immediately but is gradually seduced by the beautiful and sophisticated twins.
Matthew is the first crack in the wall of their world. He moves into the apartment and they play games around famous films. Isabelle seduces Matthew, who is her first love, while Theo watches and so begins a marathon of love making all over the house from which Theo gradually withdraws.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Since "Penny Dreadful", I'm crazy about Eva Green. Thought I would see some of her other acting rolls. Was almost like an international film but I liked it. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Edward Pasco
Eva Green is fantastic in this movie. The quality of the bluray scan is pretty good. This German Bluray version is the best I have seen out there. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eric Kilmer
This is the film that launched Eva Green's career in my opinion. Her gutsy performance in this controversial film proves that. Read morePublished 3 months ago by richard nunley
I love the film.
The star is definitely Eva Green, and it is not because of the nudity. Rather, it was her ability to commit to the role. Read more