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Camille Claudel (1988)

Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

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Louise-Athanaise Claudel
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Eugène Blot
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Jessie Lipscomb
Maxime Leroux ...
Danièle Lebrun ...
Rose Beuret
Jean-Pierre Sentier ...
Limet
Roger Planchon ...
Morhardt
Aurelle Doazan ...
Louise Claudel
Madeleine Marie ...
Victoire
Alain Cuny ...
Louis-Prosper Claudel
Gérard Beaume
Martin Berléand ...
Robert
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and for Rodin. She also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow... Written by Yepok

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A major scene in the movie depicts the announcement of the death of Victor Hugo. In The Story of Adele H (1975), Isabelle Adjani played Adèle Hugo, Victor Hugo's daughter who, like Camille Claudel, suffered from schizophrenia. See more »

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Camille Claudel: You're wrong to think it's about you. You're a sculptor, Rodin, not a sculpture. You ought to know. I am that old woman with nothing on her bones. And the aging young girl... that's also me. And the man is me too. Not you. I gave him my toughness. He gave me his emptiness in return. There you are... three times me. The Holy Trinity, trinity of emptiness.
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Referenced in La musica di Camille Claudel (2008) See more »

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Spleen
from "Ariettes oubliées"
Music by Claude Debussy
Poem by Paul Verlaine
Performed by Barbara Hendricks soprano, Michel Beroff piano
(p) EMI Classics
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one of the most brilliant acting in a movie
13 July 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

How the american academy award could have forgotten one of the best performance of an actress ? it's a total mystery! The talent of Isabelle ADJANI is not at all recognized as it deserves. She's absolutely poignant in this part, from the young Camille to the crackin'up mature sculptor falling in despair and madness. The scene where Rodin touch her art in the dark and leads him to a scene where their respective egos fight each other, discovering the deep scars let by their devastating passion is an highlight of acting. At his level, it can be compared to "sunset boulevard" or "a streetcar named Desire".


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