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Fifth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards


The Dreamers

A masterpiece with controversy stamped all over it.

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Written by: Gilbert Adair

Starring: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel

Primary Genres:
Drama; Historical


2004 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations: to be announced February 27, 2005  

  • Awards: to be announced April 2005


  • Viewers: to be announced April 2005

  • Average Rating: to be announced April 2005

  • Weighted Rank: to be announced April 2005


In 1968 Paris, a young American film buff, Matthew (Michael Pitt), befriends two twins, Isabelle and Theo (Eva Green and Louis Garrel). While Isabelle and Theo's parents are away on holiday, the three form a bond that is intense, erotic, and disturbing.




Bernardo Bertolucci's latest film is rated NC-17 for nudity (including lengthy exposures of full-frontal male and female nudity) and frank depiction of sexuality (including incestuous situations). Some will find it very disturbing. But the film is also a highly-charged character study, and intensely erotic for all of its troubling images.

A full review would be too challenging to do without revealing more than I should. I did find the technique of cutting away to show scenes from other classic films to be clever and useful, even though this approach can often be annoying.

My Rating: 8

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