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Youth Without Youth

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Tim Roth, Youth Without Youth
Cos Aelenei

Youth Without Youth

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
125 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/14/07
performer:
Alexandra Maria Lara, Tim Roth, Bruno Ganz
director:
Francis Ford Coppola
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Francis Ford Coppola
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Romance

We gave it an F

After 10 years, Francis Ford Coppola has returned. The real question is whether what he’s come back to is filmmaking. In this patchy and ponderous mystico-historical disaster, Tim Roth plays an old professor who regresses to his hardy adulthood after being struck by lightning. He’s doing ”research” on the origins of language, but who cares when Coppola, lurching through the post-war Romanian settings, has forgotten the language of storytelling? The movie is one soporific, depressed, deadeningly vague scene after another. F

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