• Youth

    Now on Blu-ray & Digital HD

    • About the Film


Now on Blu-ray & Digital HD

  • 118 min
  • Drama

Starring Michael Caine as Fred and 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, Mick is intent on finishing a screenplay in what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda. YOUTH asks if our most important and transformative experiences can come at any time – even late -- in life. The film is written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino and also stars Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, and Jane Fonda. The film is produced by Carlotta Calori, Francesca Cima and Nicola Giuliano. The filmmaking team includes director of photography Luca Bigazzi, editor Cristiano Travaglioli, production designer Ludovica Ferrario, set decorator Giulia Busnengo, composer David Lang, and costume designer Carlo Poggioli.


  • MICHAEL CAINE (Fred Ballinger) is a two-time Academy Award® winning film legend whose career has spanned six decades.  Caine won his first Oscar® for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters,” for which he also received Golden Globe® and BAFTA Award nominations. He took home his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar® for his role in Lasse Hallström’s “The Cider House Rules,” also winning a Screen Actors Guild Award® and earning Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations.  His prestigious filmography includes “Alfie,” “Sleuth,” “Educating Rita,” and “The Quiet American,” all of which garnered him Oscar® nominations, as well as “The Man Who Would Be King,” “Children of Men,” and six films directed by Christopher Nolan: “The Dark Knight” Triology, “Inception,” and “Interstellar.” He can next be seen in Jon Chu’s “Now You See Me: The Second Act” out June 2016 and has recently wrapped shooting Zach Braff's "Going In Style," alongside Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin.

  • To pigeonhole HARVEY KEITEL (Mick Boyle) as a master of edgy degenerates and killers would have dismissed the actor’s many successes with surly husbands, benign cops and intrepid detectives.  His prolific but slow-to-ignite career began with memorably unlikable supporting roles in Martin Scorsese character studies TAXI DRIVER and ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE.  An Academy Award- nominated supporting role in BUGSY heralded a new beginning for Keitel, and he became a favorite on the indie film scene of the 1990s through his collaboration with Quentin Tarantino cult classics RESERVOIR DOGS and PULP FICTION.  He also had several successes when he chose to tap his inner soft side in Jane Campion’s THE PIANO, but by far, he was the go-to guy for potentially explosive everymen, grizzled police force veterans and G-men in both subtle indies and gun-blazing big budget adventures alike.
  • Academy Award-winning actress RACHEL WEISZ (Lena), who is known for portraying women of incredible spirit and intelligence, continues to seek out challenging projects and roles both on screen and on stage.
    Receiving unanimous critical praise opposite Ralph Fiennes, in 2005 Weisz earned a Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fernando Meirelles' film adaptation of the best-selling John le Carre novel, THE CONSTANT GARDNER. Similarly, in 2012 she received a Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama nomination for her highly acclaimed performance in Terence Davies' THE DEEP BLUE SEA, a film adaptation of Terrence Rattigan's play. Her performance in this independent film also earned her Best Actress awards from The New York Film Critics Circle, and the Toronto Film Critics Association.
  • This winter, Paul Dano will star in the Fox Searchlight film YOUTH, directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Recently, Dano wrapped production for the BBC television drama mini-series, WAR AND PEACE, directed by Tom Harper and scheduled to premiere in January 2016. Dano also recently wrapped production on the film SWISS ARMY MAN, directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Earlier this year, Dano starred as Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson in the biopic LOVE & MERCY, for which he has been nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award.

    In 2013, Dano appeared in Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed and Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe winning 12 YEARS A SLAVE. Also in 2013, Dano starred in Warner Brothers’ critically acclaimed thriller PRISONERS.

    In 2007, Dano was nominated for a BAFTA for his portrayal of the identical twin brothers Paul and Eli Sunday in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award nominated THERE WILL BE BLOOD. In 2006, Dano won a Critics Choice award for “Best Young Actor” for his portrayal as the voluntarily mute brother, Dwayne, in Fox Searchlight’s critically acclaimed and Academy Award nominated LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

  • Jane Fonda (Brenda Morel) has earned numerous nominations and awards, including Oscars (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home) and an Emmy for her performance in The Dollmaker. Along with starring roles in dozens of highly acclaimed productions, Fonda also took on responsibilities as a film and television producer. Her credits include Coming Home, The China Syndrome, Nine to Five, Rollover, On Golden Pond, The Morning After and The Dollmaker.

    In 2007 Fonda received an Honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival, one of only three people ever to be granted this honor until then. In 2014, she received American Film Institute’s highest honor, the Life Achievement Award.

    Fonda returned to Broadway in March, 2009 and received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations. In February 2011 she reprised her Tony-nominated role in 33 Variations at The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

    For three seasons Fonda appeared as media mogul Leona Lansing in an Emmy nominated performance in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, on HBO. Currently, Fonda stars in the Netflix hit comedy series Grace and Frankie with Lily Tomlin. She will be seen next in Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth, with Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano premiering December 4th in the U.S.

  • PAOLO SORRENTINO (Written and Directed By) made his first feature film, in 2001, L’UOMO IN PIU (ONE MAN UP. The film, selected for the Venice Film Festival, won a Silver Ribbon for Best New Director as well as two Golden Goblets. In 2004 his second film, LE CONSEQUENZE DELL’AMORE (THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE) was entered into competition at the Cannes International Film Festival. The film won numerous awards, including five David di Donatellos, four Silver Ribbons, and five Ciak d’Oro.

    In 2008, with IL DIVO, Sorrentino competed at the Cannes International Film Festival and won the Jury Prize. The film went on to win seven David di Donatellos, five Ciak d’Oro, five Silver Ribbons, and an Oscar nomination for Best Make-up. In 2011, Sorrentino released his first English-language film, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE. Starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand, the film competed at the 64TH Cannes International Film Festival. It won numerous awards including six David di Donatellos, three Silver Ribbons, and four Ciak d’Oro. 

    In 2013, Sorrentino competed at the Cannes International Film Festival for the fifth time with his film LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (THE GREAT BEAUTY), starring Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, and Sabrina Ferilli. The film went on to win many awards, including the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and a BAFTA, as well as five important EFA awards, including Best European Film, Best Director, and Best Actor.


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