Sundance prizewinner. Fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Stein & Toklas. Summer 1930s France, Alice tends to ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier, ... See full summary »

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Jacques Boudet ...
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Henry Hopper
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Adolfo Vargas ...
Pablo Picasso (voice)
Pierre-Alain Chapuis ...
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Daniel Langlet ...
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Pascal Cambon ...
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Liliane Rovère ...
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Brigitte Bellac ...
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Jean Achache ...
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Sundance prizewinner. Fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Stein & Toklas. Summer 1930s France, Alice tends to ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier, Guillaume Apollinaire, others; and Hemingway pops in. Written by trivwhiz

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15 June 1987 (USA)  »

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Linda Hunt was 41 or 42 at the time of production, while Alice B. Toklas both the real person, and the character Hunt portrayed, was aged 59 to 62 during the late 1930s (the exact 1930s year is not specified in the film, although it is concurrent with the Spanish Civil War, July 17, 1936 to April 1, 1939), the time period setting for the film. See more »

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This is a fictional film inspired by the lives of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. The events depicted are not intended to be and should not be accepted as factual. See more »

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22 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We saw this on public television and thought that it was an excellent portrayal of the relationship between these two fascinating women. They lived openly as a couple in a time when it was a good deal more dangerous and unusual to do so than now.

Linda Hunt as always is a riveting actress, and Alice B. Toklas may have been the more interesting member of the couple. I certainly wouldn't call Linda Bassett "starry-eyed" - she's as masculine, egotistical, and commanding a presence as she was described in real life. This production is fairly true to Gertrude's autobiography, which she published under Alice's name.


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