Two young lovers change their lives drastically after the 1968 revolt, leading to choices that move them in different directions.
What promises to be an epic story of a group of hippy radicals from May 1968 to the present, gradually unwinds into a long, long soap opera. Laetitia Casta plays Catherine, the beautiful and charismatic leader of a group of Paris students galvanised by les événements; they start a hippy commune in rural France but the utopia is soon under strain. Catherine's son, who grows up to be a gay man with HIV, inherits her protest spirit in the 80s, but Catherine's daughter resents her for never being around. The ageing 60s-lefty generation are shown in agony as they have to vote for Chirac to keep out Le Pen, and then feel furiously impotent as Sarkozy blames their crowd for all France's woes. An oddly whingeing, defeatist tale, too preoccupied with self-dramatising self-pity to mention liberal France's one real triumph: coolly keeping their heads and keeping out of Iraq, while panicky-loyal Brits followed George Bush into battle.Trailer
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