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Something in the Air

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Director Olivier Assayas' SOMETHING IN THE AIR stars Clment Mtayer as Gilles, a politically radical French high-school student in 1971. Three years removed from the social upheaval of the youth riots of 1968, Gilles and his friends still espouse pro-Communist revolutionary rhetoric. After an act of vandalism against their school goes terribly wrong, they split up for the summer and follow different paths in their personal and political educations. SOMETHING IN THE AIR screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
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  • Credits
    Clement Metayer, Lola Creton, Felix Armand, Carole Combes, India, Salvor Menuez
  • Critic Reviews
    "Beyond Assayas' strengths as a storyteller, he has assembled an exceptionally fine cast of young actors."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Mr. Assayass ear for the idioms and the music of the time is impressive, as is his eye for the telling detail."
    New York Times

    "[A]n evocative snapshot of the French directors youth. The film is set in, yes, 1971, and it centers on the shifting priorities of a handsomely unkempt high-schooler swept up in the nascent radicalism of the era."
    A.V. Club

    "[W]orth seeing for what it says of the turbulent state of France in the early 1970s, when Mr. Assayas was a high-school student in Paris..."
    Wall Street Journal

    "SOMETHING IN THE AIR is suffused with its auteur's nostalgia for a galvanizing moment in his adolescence that coincided with a tumultuous and transformative period in modern French history..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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