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Savage Messiah (1972)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  September 1972 (UK)
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Biographical film of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorothy Tutin ...
Sophie Brzeska
Scott Antony ...
Henri Gaudier
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Gosh Boyle
Lindsay Kemp ...
Angus Corky
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M. Gaudier
John Justin ...
Lionel Shaw
Aubrey Richards ...
Mayor
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Museum Attendant
Ben Aris ...
Thomas Buff
Eleanor Fazan ...
Mdme. Gaudier
Otto Diamant ...
Mr. Saltzman
Imogen Claire ...
Mavis Coldstream
Maggy Maxwell ...
Tart
Susanna East ...
Pippa
Judith Paris ...
Kate
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Biographical film of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

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All art is sex!

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Biography | Drama

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September 1972 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Barbár messiás  »

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The mock "Polish folk song" that Sophie (Dorothy Tutin) sings at the posh dinner party was "composed" (improvised) by the actress herself. See more »

Goofs

Sophie, a native speaker of Polish, is shown mispronouncing the Polish word rysowac' 'to draw': she says REE-so-vak although the correct Polish pronunciation is (approximately) rih-SOH-vats' (with the final -ts' sound pronounced palatalized, almost like -tch). See more »

Quotes

Henri Gaudier: Ah, you'll like my mother. She's wonderful.
Sophie Brzeska: I thought your mother lived in the country.
Henri Gaudier: Oh, that's my natural mother. My real mother is...
[produces photograph]
Sophie Brzeska: The Louvre! Aww, rubbish. 'Pretentious townhouse full of junk stolen from savages.'
Henri Gaudier: Art is made from art.
Sophie Brzeska: That's not what you said yesterday...
Henri Gaudier: That was yesterday!
Sophie Brzeska: Look! You said, and don't you dare tell me I'm wrong, that today's art cannot be made from anything except today!
Henri Gaudier: And where do you think today comes from, huh? Yesterday. Or ...
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Roses from the South
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauß
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Offbeat drama about the sculptor Henry Gaudier and his lover
23 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is an impressive story about the outlandish affair between the Polish Sophie Brzeska(Dorothy Tutin) and sculptor Henry Gaudier(Scott Anthony). Meanwhile, he falls in love with a rebel suffragist(Helen Mirren), Gaudier died in action during WWI at 10 p.m, near of Neaville(France) at 23 years old.

This is an intense and thoughtful tale about the platonic relationship proceeded in a Russel's style. It's a convincing picture though relies heavily on the stormy relationship between the artist Henry Gaudier and Sophie Brzeska. As the film displays his trademarks, extreme angle cameras, excessive facial close-ups, utilization of numerous camera shots with primary colors and overblown visuals. Excellent acting with deliberately theatrical performances. Magnificent main cast and secondaries actors, such as Helen Mirren, John Justin, Lindsay Kemp, Michael Gough and Peter Vaughn , among others. Glamorous cinematography with exceptional attention to detail and captivating images by Dick Bush, Hammer's usual cameraman. The motion picture is well directed with flamboyance style by Ken Rusell(1927-). He's an expert director, whose greatest success was in the 70s with an offbeat musical biographies, such as 'Mahler, Lizstomania, Music lovers(Tchaikovsky)' ,besides he directed another hits , as 'Women in love, Valentino and The Devils', and today still directing, as in production 'Moll Flanders'. This oddball biographic chronicle will like to Ken Russell fans.


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