Youth (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Youth (2015)
  • Rate: 7.4/10 total 3,898 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 4 December 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 118 min
  • Filming Location: Kandersteg, Kanton Bern, Switzerland
  • Budget: €12,300,000 (estimated)
  • Director: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Stars: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: David Lang   
  • Soundtrack: performer
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos
  • Plot Keyword: Hotel | Conductor | Composer | Written By Director | Water

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Paolo Sorrentino  written by

Known Trivia

  • This is the first movie to be picked up by Fox Searchlight at Cannes. 10 of 12 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Madalina Ghenea, who is playing Miss Universe and the symbol of youth in the film was 26 at the time of filming. In real life she would’ve been the oldest Miss Universe ever (sharing the honour with 1997 American winner Brook Lee). 3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Michael Caine, Jane Fonda and Rachel Weisz; and one Oscar nominee: Harvey Keitel. 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Singers Paloma Faith, Mark Kozalek (Sun Kil Moon) and Sumi Jo all play themselves in the movie with Faith having a speaking part as well. 1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor… See more » |  »

Story: Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children’s confused lives, Mick’s enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. Written byAnonymous Love Revolver

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Produced By:

  • Carlotta Calori known as producer
  • Francesca Cima known as producer
  • Fabio Conversi known as co-producer
  • Gennaro Formisano known as line producer
  • Nicola Giuliano known as producer
  • Viola Prestieri known as executive producer
  • Paul Sarony known as line producer: UK
  • Anne Walser known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Michael Caine known as Fred Ballinger
  • Harvey Keitel known as Mick Boyle
  • Rachel Weisz known as Lena Ballinger
  • Paul Dano known as Jimmy Tree
  • Jane Fonda known as Brenda Morel
  • Mark Kozelek known as Himself
  • Robert Seethaler known as Luca Moroder
  • Alex Macqueen known as Queen's Emissary
  • Luna Zimic Mijovic known as Young Masseuse
  • Tom Lipinski known as Screenwriter in Love
  • Chloe Pirrie known as Girl Screenwriter
  • Alex Beckett known as Intellectual Screenwriter
  • Nate Dern known as Funny Screenwriter
  • Mark Gessner known as Shy Screenwriter
  • Paloma Faith known as Herself
  • Ed Stoppard known as Julian
  • Sonia Gessner known as Melanie
  • Madalina Diana Ghenea known as Miss Universe
  • Sumi Jo known as Herself
  • Leoni Amandin known as Victor Victoria
  • Jozef Aoki known as Theatre Audience (as Yusei)
  • Ian Keir Attard known as Assistant 1
  • Richard Banks known as Concert Goer
  • Gabriella Belisario known as Escort
  • Paul Blackwell known as Theatre audience
  • Melinda Bokor known as Pretty Woman
  • Leo Artin Boschin known as Violin Kid
  • Ashley Bryant known as 1968er
  • Rebecca Calder known as The Countess
  • Loredana Cannata known as Maradona's wife
  • Steve Carroll known as Royal Guest
  • Eugenia Caruso known as Pious Woman
  • Pamela Betsy Cooper known as Audience
  • Poppy Corby-Tuech known as Spy Woman
  • Anna Marie Cseh known as Career Woman
  • Beatrice Curnew known as Police Woman
  • Veronika Dash known as Marilyn – Ditzy Blonde
  • Raniero Della Peruta known as Frances' father
  • Jason Ebelthite known as Classical Music Enthusiast
  • Helmut Förnbacher
  • Neve Gachev known as Royal Guest at the Theater
  • Emilia Jones known as Frances
  • Elizabeth Kinnear known as Carrie – Horror girl
  • Anabel Kutay known as Sci-fi Women
  • Tatiana Luter known as Soldier Girl
  • Jesmond Murray known as Concert Goer
  • Shina Shihoko Nagai known as Theatre audience
  • Jay Natelle known as Pilot
  • Tony Pankhurst known as Theatre Member
  • Aaron Sequerah known as Royal Guest
  • Roly Serrano known as Diego Maradona (as Rolly Serrano)
  • Ruth Shaw known as Concert Guest
  • Josie Taylor known as Diva
  • The Retrosettes known as Themselves
  • Beatrice Walker known as Bikini Girl
  • Janette Sharpe known as Theatre Audience (uncredited)

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  • Massimo Allinoro known as assistant hair stylist
  • Novella Borghi known as assistant makeup artist
  • Marcelle Genovese known as hair stylist
  • Maurizio Nardi known as custom tattoo artist
  • Marco Perna known as key hair stylist
  • Aldo Signoretti known as hair and wig designer
  • Matteo Silvi known as key makeup artist
  • Maurizio Silvi known as makeup designer

Art Department:

  • Giulia Busnengo known as set designer
  • Stefano Carbonaro known as leadman
  • Sandro Ercolini known as painter (as Sandro Erdolini)
  • Fabio Galvagno known as assistant property master
  • Cristina Vittoria Marazzi known as set decorator assistant
  • Laura Miller known as assistant art director: UK
  • Robin Richardson known as art department swing


Production Companies:

  • Indigo Film
  • Pathé (co-production)
  • France 2 Cinéma (co-production)
  • Number 9 Films (co-production)
  • C-Films AG (co-production)
  • Medusa Film (in association with)
  • Film4 (in association with)
  • Canal+ (with the participation of)
  • Ciné+ (with the participation of)
  • France Télévisions (with the participation of)
  • RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera (with the participation of)
  • SRG SSR idée suisse (with the participation of) (as SRG SSR)
  • Téléclub (with the participation of)
  • Mediaset Premium (in collaboration with)
  • Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC) (support)
  • Regione del Veneto (support)
  • Regione Lazio (support)
  • Bundesamt für Kultur (EDI) (support)
  • Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l'Europe (support)

Other Companies:

  • Casting Collective  extras casting
  • CineFinance Italia  tax credit arranged by
  • Digital Records Roma  orchestra contractor
  • Digital Records Roma  recording & mixing studio
  • Freeway CAM B.V.  Collection account management
  • MK1 Security  Security (London)
  • Tunastudio  camera equipment provided by

Additional Details


  • A-One Films (2015) (Estonia) (theatrical)
  • A-One Films (2015) (Latvia) (theatrical)
  • A-One Films (2015) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • A-One Films (2015) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • A-One Films (2015) (Ukraine) (theatrical)
  • Edko Films (2015) (Hong Kong) (theatrical)
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures (2015) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures (2015) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Green Narae Media (2015) (South Korea) (theatrical)
  • Gutek Film (2015) (Poland) (theatrical)
  • Independenta Film (2015) (Romania) (theatrical)
  • Lev Cinemas (2015) (Israel) (theatrical)
  • Medusa Distribuzione (2015) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • NOS Audiovisuais (2015) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Pathé (2015) (France) (theatrical)
  • Praesens-Film (2015) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • StudioCanal (2015) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Wild Bunch Benelux (2015) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Wild Bunch Benelux (2015) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Wild Bunch (2015) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Wild Bunch (2015) (Spain) (theatrical)

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Special Effects:

  • Ghost SFX
  • Peerless Camera Company (Visual Effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Paolo D'Arco known as compositor: peerless
  • Matt Foster known as compositor: Peerless
  • Aldo Gagliardi known as visual effects consultant
  • Elysia Greening known as compositor: peerless
  • Marc Hutchings known as visual effects supervisor
  • Danit Klibansky known as visual effects artist
  • Andrew Morley known as visual effects supervisor
  • Sokratis Synitos known as digital compositor
  • Alexandros Theodosiou known as visual effects compositor: Peerless Camera Company
  • Robert Vassie known as visual effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
  • Chris Wilson known as visual effects coordinator

MPAA: Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexuality, and language


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