Youth Without Youth (2007)

Writer and Director Francis Ford Coppola uses his fame and money to put produce a film that perhaps only he can understand.

When an elderly Romanian professor is struck by lightning and survives only to become young again, but retaining all of his prior knowledge, people take note (especially Nazis who are after the secret of perpetual youth). As he no longer ages, he devotes himself to learning languages and science better than anyone else. A woman joins him on his quest as she experiences trances that bring her closer and closer to the dawn of humanity.

The story is very convoluted and some of the only redeeming factors are the great acting from Tim Roth and the hope that something will be explained in the end.

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