‘Youth’ Trailer: Michael Caine Ponders Retirement in Paolo Sorrentino’s New Drama

     August 26, 2015

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Fox Searchlight has released the domestic trailer for The Great Beauty director Paolo Sorrentino’s new drama Youth. The film stars Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as lifelong friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps who consider retirement, look back on their lives, and ponder what the future holds. The film received a somewhat mixed response at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year (what film doesn’t, really?), but it’s one of the “films to watch” this fall in terms of Oscar consideration. Awards aside, though, this actually looks to be a promising showcase for Caine’s talent with an all-too-relatable premise to boot.

Check out the new Youth trailer below, via Fox Searchlight. The film also stars Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, and Jane Fonda and opens in theaters on December 4th.


Here’s the official synopsis for Youth:

From Paolo Sorrentino, the internationally renowned writer and director of Italy’s Oscar-winning foreign language film The Great Beauty, comes YOUTH – a poignant tale of how we each find our own passion in life.  Starring Academy Award winner Michael Caine as Fred and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel as Mick, YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz), Mick is intent on finishing the screenplay for what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda (Academy Award winner Jane Fonda). And where will inspiration lead their younger friend Jimmy (Paul Dano), an actor grasping to make sense of his next performance? Set against a sprawling landscape of unforgettable sights and intoxicating music, YOUTH asks if our most important and life-changing experiences can come at any time – even late – in life.

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