R | | Comedy, Drama, Music
A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.
Mãdãlina Ghenea's famous scene in the bath was number one in WhatCulture.com's "15 Most Paused Movie Moments Of 2015": "So gob-smacking, was this nude scene in Paolo Sorrentino's Youth (2015), that it ended up being used as the film's official poster, despite the fact that the scene is a minor part of the film, and of course the fact that no mainstream cinema in the world would be able to display it, for fear of inciting prudish parents. But you can see why they did it: casting Romanian model-turned-actress Mãdãlina Ghenea to play Miss Universe for the nude scene was an inspired choice. As adverts for the beauty of the human body go, there's no denying she's pretty compelling." (Simon Gallagher, 2015)
You can't smoke here.
Queen's Emissary: What, even outside?
Fred Ballinger: Not even inside.
Queen's Emissary: Uh, well Pardon me, Mr. Ballinger. Or may I call you Maestro?
When the conductor comes on stage the violinists in the orchestra are using one hand to clap in their lap. The etiquette is slowly hitting the bow onto the partition support.
The film's title credit only appears after 14 minutes.
English, Spanish, Swiss German
€2,426,335 (Italy) (24 May 2015)
$2,698,509 (USA) (6 March 2016)