Youth Without Youth (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Drama, Period Film  |   Release Date - Dec 14, 2007 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 124 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, Romania, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola returns to the director's chair after a ten-year hiatus with this adaptation of Romanian author Mircea Eliade's tome detailing the arduous journey of a professor whose life is thrown into chaos as World War II looms ominously on the horizon. When the 70-year-old scholar is struck by lightning, his age begins to reverse as his mind grows infinitely more brilliant. Now determined to understand the origins of language and consciousness, the fugitive professor leads authorities on a wild chase through Romania, Switzerland, Malta, and India. Tim Roth, Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, and Marcel Iures star in an ambitious low-budget drama trumpeted by Zoetrope as a "return to personal filmmaking" for the revered Godfather director.

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aging, consciousness, language, lightning, Nazi, professor