<>The Dreamers<> is a film that focuses on three young students in love with film and each other during the “heady days” of Paris in 1968. The twist of the story revolves around the idea that these youths construct their world in ways that are often at odds and oblivious to the realities of the real world. It is masterfully crafted by famous Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, who enjoyed matching up old classic films to the film’s on-screen actions. While it could be cheesy it actually comes across pretty well. The sets are also gorgeous, bringing a realism and distinct urban Parisian flair to the feature. Although Paris is only a backdrop, what we get of it is quite enjoyable. The big selling point of this film is the cast. It’s not that they’re great, it’s that they’re naked, right down to the juicy vaginal lips and floppy cock. It’s rated NC-17 due to extensive nudity, of which Bertolucci got full mileage. Perhaps he could have been more creative, but the earnest efforts of actors Louis Garrel, Michael Pitt and Eva Green (best known for her role as Vesper Lynd in <>Casino Royal<>, takes the movie away from pure shock or prurient interests and into a world of mostly believable young adults and their energy, dreams, life and love. Also, titties.