Youth Without Youth (2007)

R   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in World War II Europe, a professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life.


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6 September 2009 | sunznc
| One viewing is all I need
I'm stupid enough to be really honest here. I didn't completely understand all of the film. I didn't. I know the film is about perception and time but there is more here and I'm human enough to say I can't quite put it all together. The acting is excellent. The photography beautiful. The locations used were fantastic. I did enjoy the film but I really didn't find it all that engaging. Perhaps that is because I didn't grasp all of it. Not a bad film by any means but it got a little bit weird in certain parts and I don't think everyone is going to love it. I'm glad I saw the film but wouldn't sit through it again.

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Francis Ford Coppola on shooting and finishing Youth Without Youth (2007) in Romania: "It's a country with a fantastic intellectual tradition - theatre, poetry, cinema - and right now it's going through a renaissance in cinema. Their films are winning awards all over the world and everyone under 35 speaks English. They're very well educated and it's a very cinema-friendly country, but they're lacking in the visual effects department and other areas. We did the post in Bucharest and Walter Murch came over to edit and help oversee all the post. (...) The great thing about post now is that digital cinema has become a reality, so a filmmaker has more ability to compose picture and sound than ever before, and all because of these new tools, such as the latest editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools and so on, which are also becoming less and less expensive." [Feb.2008]


Dominic: Sometimes... I admit to myself that it's possible... I will never be able to finish my life's work. My one and only book. And that in the end... without her... I will be nothing. And I will die alone.


The panoramic x ray shown when the teeth of the main character start to change is obviously from a 12 years old person as are clearly visible temporal molars (that are not present in adults) and their adult successors.


Yo Sin Ti (Me without You)
Osvaldo Golijov, Arturo Castro
Artists: Bucharest Metropolitan Orchestra, Radu Popa
Kalman Balogh, Cimbalom
Kayhan Kalhor, Kamancheh
Michael Ward-Bergemann, Accordion


Plot Summary


Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance | Sci-Fi


Release Date:

26 October 2007


English, Sanskrit, German, French, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Mandarin, Latin, Armenian

Country of Origin

USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,550 16 December 2007

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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