Youth Without Youth

Year: 2007
Duration: 2h 4min
IMDb: 6.3
Christmas Eve, 1937, Piatra Neamt, Romania: Dominic Matei, a 70 year old professor, contemplates suicide. The love of his life is dead, and he remains unable to complete his life&#39s work on the origins of language. On April 24th 1938 he takes a train to Bucharest to kill himself, but suddenly he&#39s struck by lightning. After a slow recovery in a hospital, he miraculously grows younger and gains superhuman powers. WWII breaks out and Romania&#39s fascist dictator Ion Antonescu cooperates with Adolf Hitler. Matei must escape to Switzerland, because Nazi scientists want to use his powers for their purposes...Some years later, he meets a young woman who has her own passage through a lightning storm. Not only does Dominic find love again, but her new abilities hold the key to his research...Dreams become reality and reality feels like a dream. Coppola&#39s adaptation of <a href="/name/nm0253431?ref_=tt_stry_pl">Mircea Eliade</a>&#39s mysterious novella is a surreal, romantic, melancholic and humorous journey to the outer limits of space, time ...