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Born in 68: We'll Love Each Other until Death Do Us Part

  • 2008
  • Olivier Ducastel
  • 173 mins
  • 15
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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Set over a period of four decades, Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau's film is a meticulously made survey of recent French history. It begins in 1968 and focuses on Catherine (Laetitia Casta), a Parisian student who joins the cause of the radical activists who believed they could construct a new society that re-embraced the revolutionary principles of liberty, equality and fraternity. She subsequently leaves the city to set up a commune in an abandoned Dordogne farm with lovers Yves (Yannick Renier) and Hervé (Yann Trégouët). But ideals change as quickly as emotions as Catherine falls victim to the same socio-economic forces she had tried to smash, and her two children grow up to reject her flower-power ethos. Given the scope of the feature, it's not surprising that the directors occasionally lapse into art house soap. And while it may lack the political trenchancy of the equally sweeping Italian film The Best of Youth (2003) and the narrative genius of the German Heimat cycle, this remains a laudably ambitious project.

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Credits

Cast

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CatherineLaetitia Casta
YvesYannick Renier
HervéYann Tregouet
MaryseChristine Citti
SergeMarc Citti
LudmillaSabrina Seyvecou
BorisThéo Frilet
ChristopheEdouard Collin
CarolineKate Moran
DalilaFejria Deliba

Crew

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DirectorOlivier Ducastel
DirectorJacques Martineau

Details

Theatrical distributor
Peccadillo Pictures
Released on
2009-09-25
Languages
French
Formats
Colour
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