Born in 68
France, 2008, 173 minutes
Nous nous aimerons jusqu'à la mort (We'll love one another 'til death).
Born in 68 Synopsis

It is 1968 and the youth of France are in revolt. Catherine, Yves and Hervé are students and they love each other but the infamous Paris student uprising in May turns their lives upside down. Filled with a sense of communal utopia, they move to an abandoned farm in the countryside. However, the years of free love are short-lived, as their ambitions and pursuit of personal fulfilment leads to choices that will tear them apart. When Catherine’s generation gives birth to another, equally revolutionary wave of excitable young adults it becomes apparent that they embody a world very different to the one their parents were borne from. Between the end of Communism and the explosion of AIDS, cracks begin to appear in the militant heritage that moulded the generation before them. Through their differences, relationships are severed, cultivated and reconciled against the backdrop of a series of political and historical events that changed the world for ever.

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Reviewed by edwinjamescalin
Lengthy film that tackled student rebellion, activism, the hippie generation, communal love, HIV and more rebellion. Some viewers will see it as informative while others are kinda put off because... more
Lengthy film that tackled student rebellion, activism, the hippie generation, communal love, HIV and more rebellion. Some viewers will see it as informative while others are kinda put off because of some scenes that seem to drag for quite long. But for me the saving grace here would be the actress Laetitia Casta who put out a very powerful and intense performance as Catherine. I'd like to think one of the reasons she clinched the role was her glorious figure, it was noted that she appeared naked for countless times in this film. Her acting capacity is unquestionable, too, as she has that genuine charm that lights up every scene she's in. Her portrayal of Catherine evokes that unusual dose of fire from within. I'd like to think that people born during the earlier years of upheavals, around the '60s and '70s, can easily relate to this film.  
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Reviewed by nikkareyes
Powerful with a historical relevance! This film about a group of students in the late '60s gives viewers a run-through of what it looked and felt like during those years... more
Powerful with a historical relevance! This film about a group of students in the late '60s gives viewers a run-through of what it looked and felt like during those years of student riots and unrest, from a French point of view. This group of students rebel against capitalist society and decides to live as a communal in the outskirts of Paris.  Issues depicted include free love and the usual hippie struggles. Commendable performances most notably from Laetitia Casta as Catherine, who, as evident in this film is the group's major force who stood by their cause until the end. The film spans more or less four decades, starting in 1968 up until 2008,  during Catherine's children's generation. Quite lengthy at more than 2 hours,  this film presents a variety of issues to readers that are nevertheless eye-opening. 
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