Search - Born in 68 on DVD


Born in 68
Born in 68
Actors: Laetitia Casta, Yannick Renier, Yann Tregouet
Director: Olivier Ducastel;Jacques Martineau
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2009     2hr 46min

1968. Catherine, Yves and Herve are 20 years old. They are students and they love each other. The revolt in May turns their lives upside down. Filled with a sense of communal Utopia, along with a few friends, they move to...  more »

     
?

Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Laetitia Casta, Yannick Renier, Yann Tregouet
Director: Olivier Ducastel;Jacques Martineau
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Strand Releasing
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/11/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 46min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
 

Movie Reviews

Free Love and Communal Idealism
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 07/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Born in 68"

Free Love and Communal Idealism

Amos Lassen

I remember 1968 and the hippie movement well. It was one thing in America but something else in France. In Paris, a group of young student revolutionaries led by Catherine and Yves start a commune devoted to free love, nudism and anarchy and the film looks at the characters on their journey to enlightenment, rebellion and change. We get a look into those that revolted against what was mainstream society and we see their need for freedom and personal accomplishment which forces them to take action. The end of Communism and the AIDS crisis bring to the fore the militant legacy of the generation that came before.
Free love and communal idealism were the rage. Yves and Herve share the love of the beautiful Catherine at a commune not far from Paris. However as the years change to the 70s, numbers shrink at the commune and by the time the 80's hit, Catherine is middle-aged and her lovers are gone. She is now a single mother with a rebellious daughter and a very handsome gay son named Boris who becomes victim to HIV and becomes a political revolutionary.
This is quite an ambitious film as it spans four decades of both political and erotic upheavals. It is hard to understand the direction of the film but this is not a major fault as there is so much to see here. It is interesting look at when we dared to challenge and we see the results of when we do not. I found this to be an interesting look at a time when we really cared.
"