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The Holy Innocents

The book The Holy Innocents was made into the movie The Dreamers.

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Book details for The Holy Innocents

The Holy Innocents was written by Gilbert Adair. The book was published in 1988 by Minerva. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Gilbert Adair also wrote Love and Death on Long Island (1990).

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Movie details for The Dreamers

The movie was released in 2003 and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, who also directed Sheltering Sky (1990). The Dreamers was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Michael Pitt (II), Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Anna Chancellor, Robin Renucci, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Florian Cadiou, Pierre Hancisse, Valentin Merlet, Lola Peploe, Ingy Fillion, Henri Langlois, Jean-Paul Belmondo and François Truffaut.

 

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A love letter to movies (and the French new wave of the 1960s in particular), Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers starts with a 1968 riot outside of a Parisian movie palace then burrows into an insular love triangle. Matthew (Michael Pitt, Hedwig and the A... Read More
A love letter to movies (and the French new wave of the 1960s in particular), Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers starts with a 1968 riot outside of a Parisian movie palace then burrows into an insular love triangle. Matthew (Michael Pitt, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), an expatriate American student, bonds with a twin brother and sister, Isabelle (Eva Green) and Theo (Louis Garrel), over their mutual love of film--they not only quote lines of dialogue, they act out small bits and challenge each other to name the cinematic source. Matthew suspects the twins of incest, but that doesn't stop him from falling into his own intimacies with Isabelle. As the threesome becomes threatened, Paris succumbs to student riots. The Dreamers aspires to be kinky, but the results are more decorative than decadent; nonetheless, the movie's lively energy recalls the careless and vital exuberance of Godard and Truffaut. --Bret Fetzer