Something in the Air

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 2012
  • Running time: 122 min
Following his critical triumphs, SUMMER HOURS and CARLOS, Assayas’ semi-autobiographical new feature SOMETHING IN THE AIR is a vibrant, incisively crafted story of a young man’s artistic awakening in the politically turbulent French student movement of the early ‘70s. read more
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Following his critical triumphs, SUMMER HOURS and CARLOS, Assayas’ semi-autobiographical new feature SOMETHING IN THE AIR is a vibrant, incisively crafted story of a young man’s artistic awakening in the politically turbulent French student movement of the early ‘70s. In a nod to his earlier film COLD WATER, Assayas’ surrogate Gilles (newcomer Clément Métayer) is a graduating high school student in Paris deeply involved in the counterculture of the time. While Gilles begins to realize that his interests lie more in the revolutions in music and art, he finds himself pulled into ever more dangerous political protests by the people around him, especially his radicalized girlfriend (Lola Créton of GOODBYE FIRST LOVE). Illuminating and elegiac, Assayas’ story celebrates that thrilling, evanescent moment in history when young people could feel revolution just within their grasp.

Original Release

11/14/2012

US Release

05/03/2013

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Cast

Directors

Olivier Assayas

Writers

Olivier Assayas

Cast

Clement Metayer Gilles
Lola Créton Christine
Felix Armand Alain
Carole Combes Laure
Bobbi Salvör Menuez Leslie
Hugo Conzelmann Jean-Pierre
Mathias Renou Vincent
Léa Rougeron Maria
Martin Loizillon Rackam le Rouge
Andre Marcon Le père de Gilles / Father of Gilles
Simon-Pierre Boireau Jean-René
Laurent Ramacciotti Coach / Vigile / Security guard
Philippe Paimblanc Proviseur / Principal
Alain Gluckstein Professeur de français / French teacher
Jean-François Ragot Professeur de philosophie / Philosophy teacher
Lionel Dray Cinéaste militant / Activist filmmaker
Guillaume Saurrel Cinéaste militant / Activist filmmaker
Jeanne Candel Membre Collectif Porc-Epic / Member of Porc-Épic Collective
Adrien Lamande Membre collectif Porc-Epic / Member of Porc-Épic Collective
Paul Spera Carl

Producers

Editors

Luc Barnier, Mathilde Van de Moortel

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