Monday, December 23, 2013

The Dreamers

2003 British/French/Italian Feature

Cast: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Anna Chancellor and Robin Renucci
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Writer: Gilbert Adair, based on his novel The Holy Innocents

American college student Matthew befriends sexually adventurous twins Theo and Isabelle while studying abroad in the politically turbulent Paris of the 1960s.



  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Gilbert Adair's 1988 novel The Holy Innocents was inspired by Jean Cocteau's novel Les Enfants Terribles (The Holy Terrors) and by the 1950 film of the same name. Adair makes a cameo appearance in the film.
  • Director Bernardo Bertolucci cut the script's homosexual content, including scenes from the novel that depict Matthew and Théo having sex, which he felt were "just too much."
  • Casting Call: Dominic Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • Two versions of the film were released: an uncut NC-17-rated version, and an R-rated version that is about three minutes shorter.

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