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Something in the Air (2012)

Après mai (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 November 2012 (France)
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In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.

Director:

Olivier Assayas

Writer:

Olivier Assayas (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clément Métayer ... Gilles
Lola Créton ... Christine
Felix Armand Felix Armand ... Alain
Carole Combes Carole Combes ... Laure
Bobbi Salvör Menuez ... Leslie (as India Salvor Menuez)
Hugo Conzelmann Hugo Conzelmann ... Jean-Pierre
Martin Loizillon Martin Loizillon ... Rackam le Rouge
André Marcon ... Le père de Gilles
Johnny Flynn
Dolores Chaplin ... Actrice Londres
Laurent Ramacciotti Laurent Ramacciotti ... Vigile / Coach
Mathias Renou Mathias Renou ... Vincent
Léa Rougeron Léa Rougeron ... Maria
Philippe Paimblanc Philippe Paimblanc ... Proviseur
Alain Gluckstein Alain Gluckstein ... Professeur de français
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In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Italian

Release Date:

14 November 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Something in the Air See more »

Filming Locations:

Brunoy, Essonne, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,288, 5 May 2013

Gross USA:

$85,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$453,598
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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References Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret (1967) See more »

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Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth?
19 October 2019 | by topitimo-829-270459See all my reviews

"Apres mai" (Something in the Air, 2012) is a bittersweet nostalgia trip by director Olivier Assayas, about what it was like to grow up in the turmoil of early 1970's France. The director draws a lot from personal memories, and crafts a film that isn't that much plot-relying, but instead a mood piece. The atmospheric film introduces various young people, played by talented young actors and actresses. The big narrative is the depiction of the period and how these characters eventually grow up.

The film's color palette is very sunshiny, which is fitting, since many of the memories depicted are positive. Falling in love, travelling in Europe, listening to Syd Barrett, and becoming politically active. There are also sadder elements, like police brutality towards students. The young people of this film are very aware, that they are living during revolutionary times. But the revolution doesn't come, even if the ideals are there. Eventually people have to move on.

My problem with many of Assayas' films is how loose he is as a writer and director. The films often lack a proper bone structure and a clear game plan. But for "Apres mai", being loose and fragmentary works nice. It is not a great film, but a really nice hangout film, especially to those interested in the time period.


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