Head in the Clouds (2004)



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A young Cambridge student gets involved with a budding photographer in the years before WWII. Their relationship gets severed as he heads to Spain to fight fascism. They are later reunited when she puts her life on the line to save him.
R (for sexuality, nudity and some violence)
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Romance
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Charlize Theron
as Gilda Besse
Thomas Kretschmann
as Maj. Bietrich
Steven Berkoff
as Charles Besse
David La Haye
as Lucien
Karine Vanasse
as Lisette
Gabriel Hogan
as Julian Ellsworth
John Jorgenson
as Django Reinhardt
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Critic Reviews for Head in the Clouds

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (33)

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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
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Full Review… | August 15, 2007
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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The story becomes a long slog because Duigan doesn't define his characters and because he's determined to touch too many of the familiar '30s European bases.

November 5, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

The passion barely simmers, let alone rages, which may vex some viewers and will certainly confound the tabloids.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds is OK. What are you going to do when you meet your soulmate? Even the ending is believable, although I've seen the same ending in a few WW 2 movies.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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In a city of glamour at a time of decadence they met. An aristocrat, a soldier of conscience, and an entertainer. Together they shared a deep passion.

Wahida K
Wahida K

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Okay for a bit. After a while I fast forwarded to the end.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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