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Paris, spring 1968. While most students take the lead in the May 'revolution', a French poet's twin son Theo and daughter Isabelle enjoy the good life in his grand Paris home. As film buffs they meet and 'adopt' modest, conservatively educated Californian student Matthew. With their parents away for a month, they drag him into an orgy of indulgence of all senses, losing all of his and the last of their innocence. A sexual threesome shakes their rapport, yet only the outside reality will break it up.Written by KGF Vissers

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Bertolucci returns to politics & sex.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocents See more » Palais Chaillot, Paris 16, Paris, France See more »

Opening Weekend:

£117,181 (UK)(6 February 2004)


$2,531,462(USA) (4 June 2004)See more »

Production Co:

Recorded Picture Company (RPC), Peninsula Films, Fiction Films See more » Show detailed company contact information on IMDbPro »


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1.85 : 1 See full technical specs »Edit The scene where Isabelle's hair catches fire happened

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unplanned. Eva Green was supposed to lean forward and kiss Matthew goodnight but accidentally caught her hair on fire on the candle on the table. She didn't let it worry her and acted so natural that Bernardo Bertolucci decided to leave it in as he felt it perfectly anticipated the theme that things are about to get a bit crazy. See more »After meeting Isabelle and Theo, and spending all night with them, Matthew gets back to his hotel room. In the meantime, it starts raining so the three of them cover themselves with Matthew's coat, but when he gets to his room and leaves the coat on the bed, it is perfectly dry. See more »[ first lines ]
Matthew : The first time I saw a movie at the cinématèque française I thought, "Only the French... only the French would house a cinema inside a palace."
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