Two lifelong friends bond whilst 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 the screenplay for what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda. And where will inspiration lead their younger friend Jimmy, an actor grasping to make sense of his next performance?

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Film Cast:

  • Fred Ballinger: Michael Caine
  • Mick Boyle: Harvey Keitel
  • Lena Ballinger: Rachel Weisz
  • Jimmy Tree: Paul Dano
  • Brenda Morel: Jane Fonda
  • As Himself: Mark Kozelek
  • Luca Moroder: Robert Seethaler
  • Queen’s Emissary: Alex MacQueen
  • Masseuse: Luna Mijović
  • Screenwriter in Love: Tom Lipinski
  • Girl Screenwriter: Chloe Pirrie
  • Bearded Screenwriter: Alex Beckett
  • Funny Screenwriter: Nate Dern
  • Shy Screenwriter: Mark Gessner
  • As Herself: Paloma Faith
  • Julian: Ed Stoppard
  • Melanie: Sonia Gessner
  • Miss Universe: Mãdãlina Ghenea
  • Escort: Gabriela Belisario
  • Escort’s Mother: Laura De Marchi
  • 1st Queen’s Emissary Assistant: Ian Keir Attard
  • 2nd Queen’s Emissary Assistant: Adam Jackson-Smith
  • Buddhist Monk: Dorji Wangchuk
  • Maradona’s wife: Loredana Cannata
  • Eastern Masseur: Vincent Wolterbeek
  • Doctor: Wolfgang Michael
  • Pharmacist: Cornelia Marxer
  • Silent Wife: Heidi Maria Glössner
  • Silent Husband: Helmut Förnbacher
  • Pale Teenager: Emilia Jones
  • Mountain Bike Boy: Alessandro Soriano
  • Singer: Maria Letizia Gorga
  • Young Violinist: Leo Artin
  • Fire-Eater: Attilio Zampieri
  • Hotel Manager: Aldo Ralli
  • 1st Attendant: Alexander Seibt
  • 2nd Attendant: Kaspar Weiss
  • Mime: Sarah Amitrano
  • Stewardess: Portia Reiners
  • Spy Girl: Poppy Corby-Tuech
  • Girl in Suit: Leoni Stäubli
  • Cigarette Girl: Alice Bauer
  • Sci-fi Girl: Anabel Kutay
  • Cowgirl: Paulina Jürgens
  • Bikini Girl: Beatrice Walker
  • Ditsy Girl: Veronika Dash
  • Countess: Rebecca Calder
  • Puritan Woman: Eugenia Caruso
  • Horror Movie Girl: Elizabeth Kinnear
  • Diva: Josie Taylor
  • Pretty Woman: Melinda Bokor
  • Ballet Dancer: Jasmin Barbara Mairhofer
  • 50’s Housewife: Céline Peruzzo
  • Cleopatra: Bleta Jahaj
  • Nun: Lydia Rattei
  • Black Panther: Ashley Bryant
  • Police Woman: Beatrice Curnew
  • Girl Soldier: Tatiana Luter
  • Eve: Valentina Vujovic
  • Pirate Girl: Julia Danuser
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s Girl: Svenja Hässig
  • Diner Waitress: Lola Tobelem
  • Punk Girl: Dominique Leidner
  • Business Woman: Anna Marie Cseh
  • Fencer Girl: Daniela Bolliger
  • Medieval Princess: Aleksandra Lazarevic
  • Nurse: Felicitas Heyerick
  • Hostess: Carolina Carlsson
  • Parachutist: Pascal Fleury
  • Violinist: Viktoria Mullova
  • As Herself: Sumi Jo
  • Diego Armando Maradona: Roly Serrano

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Shaheen Baig
  • Director of Photography: Luca Bigazzi
  • Co-Producer: Stephen Woolley
  • Casting: Laura Rosenthal
  • Wig Designer: Aldo Signoretti
  • Costume Design: Carlo Poggioli
  • Associate Producer: Guendalina Ponti
  • Co-Producer: Jérôme Seydoux
  • Writer: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Co-Producer: Fabio Conversi
  • Co-Producer: Romain Le Grand
  • Co-Producer: Elizabeth Karlsen
  • Producer: Francesca Cima
  • Producer: Nicola Giuliano
  • Editor: Cristiano Travaglioli
  • Executive Producer: Viola Prestieri
  • Co-Producer: Vivien Aslanian
  • Makeup Designer: Maurizio Silvi
  • Original Music Composer: David Lang
  • Line Producer: Gennaro Formisano
  • Producer: Carlotta Calori
  • Stunt Coordinator: Lubomir Misak
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Andrew Morley
  • Production Design: Ludovica Ferrario
  • Co-Producer: David Kosse
  • Sound: Emanuele Cecere
  • Co-Producer: Muriel Sauzay
  • Sound Editor: Silvia Moraes
  • Co-Producer: Anne Walser
  • Finance: Stefano D’Avella
  • First Assistant Director: Davide Bertoni
  • Casting: Annamaria Sambucco
  • Assistant Editor: Francesco Di Stefano

Movie Reviews:

  • Reno: > The youthfulness ever presence, despite the living matter nears to cease.

    Half a year ago the first look poster of this movie’s stirred everyone including myself. Not seen such kind of posters for even movies like ‘Blue is the Warmest colour’ and ‘Nymphomaniac I & II’. It is obvious the director of the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winner for the movie ‘The Great Beauty’ delivered another similar ordinary concept about extraordinary fictional personalities. And the way of their life, especially when they meet the difficulties at some point of their lives.

    From all, the casting of Michael Caine caught my interest on this. This is another wonderful movie with the hard work of the fine cast and the crew. There is a good chance for the movie in the upcoming Oscar and other prestigious awards node in a couple of categories, including for the Caine’s performance. Because it looks like made for awards, rather breaking records at the box office.

    Whatever the topic of the movie is, ‘love’ stands at the centre of the web. Human affections for each others, losing someone you love and at a same time falling for another. All about passing through ‘love’ in the life and in which, how strong is our grip on it to carry along with us to the end of the life was illustrated pretty compelling way.

    The theme was bold, and everything shown was realistic. But it also makes some illusions to brief the other side of reality. For instance, a Buddhist monk who demonstrates his peaceful achievement, a fat man kicking a tennis ball high in the air et cetera, all these are the youthfulness of who are no more youths, citing as a desire for beyond their limits which is obviously what the title implies.

    I won’t expect everyone like the movie as I did, because it is not made for everyone. But you could try it and then decide your thought on this film. That is one of the way the movies like this can work for the people who are choosy sometimes.


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