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Born in '68 review

Conceived as a two-part TV series, this sprawling melodrama from French filmmakers Oliver Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (Cockles And Muscles) follows a group of Parisian student radicals from 1968 over the next four decades, as History with a capital H intrudes on their lives and those of their children.

The stage seems set for a Gallic version of the cracking The Best Of Youth, but Born In ’68 is blunted by a schematic screenplay and uninspired digital cinematography.

It doesn’t help that the lead character, hippie matriarch Catherine (supermodel Laetitia Casta), barely appears to age over 40 eventful years.

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