Youth Without Youth (Widescreen)

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Closed Captioned - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French - Optional

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Entertainment Reviews:

Box Office - 12/01/2007
"[V]isual panache, daring technique, terrific performances from a cast that mixes established actors with relative unknowns -- are all on offer here."
Total Film - 01/01/2008
3 stars out of 5 -- "Sticking to stately, classic compositions, gorgeously lit sets and an unhurried pace, Coppola's style is deliberately old-fashioned, which adds the film's barmy charm."
New York Times - 12/14/2007
"Mr. Coppola has created some strikingly beautiful images in YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH -- his framing remains impeccable, as does his sense of color, proportion and pictorial harmony..."
Uncut - 01/01/2008
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a complex story dealing with the flows of time and inner consciousness."
Los Angeles Times - 12/14/2007
"Ambitious in scope...the movie tackles time, consciousness, reality, the mystery of human potential, the origins of language...all the big enigmas."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2008
"Technically it is well designed, lit and edited..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2008
"The film's gorgeously polished looks and Osvaldo Golijov's evocative Mahlerian soundtrack feed one's eyes and ears sumptuously."

Product Description:

Francis Ford Coppola returns to the director's chair for the first time in nearly a decade with his ambitious parable YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH. Set in Romania on the eve of World War II, the tale begins when 70-year-old linguistics professor Dominic Matei (Tim Roth) is struck by lightning, miraculously restoring him to the flower of youth. Swaddled in bandages, blind, and mute, Dominic astounds his doctor (Bruno Ganz) with his swift recovery--new teeth, smooth skin, and a shining mane of hair--and even the young nurses start to take an interest in the dashing, vigorous septuagenarian. But things turn perilous when the Third Reich learns of Dominic's rejuvenation and wants to harness his new, superhuman abilities. On the run in wartorn Europe, Dominic uses his powers to keep one step ahead of the Nazis and finish his life's work, an expansive study on language and human consciousness. The unpredictable plot thickens when Dominic falls for Veronica (Alexandra Maria Lara), a beautiful young woman who reminds him of a lost love and, what's more, has also had a fateful encounter with lightning--leaving her possessed by the spirits of her past lives! As she journeys from Switzerland to Malta to India, Veronica's unusual predicament may hold the key to completing Dominic's encyclopedic masterwork, but perhaps at the cost of their new life together.

Closer to baroque and risk-taking pictures like ONE FROM THE HEART than THE GODFATHER, Coppola's sprawling exploration of love, memory, and lost time brims with rich symbolism and inventive visuals. Based on the novella by Mircea Eliade, the philosophic film evokes the poetic enigmas and freewheeling narrative of a literary novel. As audacious as it is thought-provoking, YOUNG WITHOUT YOUTH is a compelling return from a cinematic master.

Description by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:

Francis Ford Coppola returns to the realm of his mastery with a film about growing young. Lightning strikes Dominic Matei (Tim Roth) so close to death that he ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. Now he's on the run with a new love for life, but with no hope of knowing his phenomenal fate.

Plot Keywords:

1930s | Based On A Novel | Love | Nazis | Romances | Theatrical Release

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  • UPC: 043396225282
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