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The Moderns (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  May 1988 (USA)
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Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local cafés and pestering gallery... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nick Hart
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Rachel Stone
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Oiseau
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Libby Valentin (as Genevieve Bujold)
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Nathalie de Ville
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Bertram Stone
Charlélie Couture ...
L'Evidence (as Charlelie Couture)
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Ali Giron ...
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New York Critic
Michael Wilson ...
Surrealist Poet
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Blackie
Antonia Dauphin ...
Babette
Véronique Bellegarde ...
Laurette (as Veronique Bellegarde)
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Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local cafés and pestering gallery owner Libby Valentin to sell his paintings. He becomes involved in a plot by wealthy art patroness Nathalie de Ville to forge three paintings. This leads to several run-ins with American rubber magnate Bertram Stone, who happens to be married to Hart's ex-wife Rachel. Written by measham

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Also Known As:

A modernek  »

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$2,011,497 (USA)
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Trivia

Meg Tilly was going to play Rachel Stone, but withdrew due to scheduling conflicts before Linda Fiorentino eventually signed on. See more »

Quotes

Oiseau: [while observing his own faked funeral] If it weren't for me, these people would think surreal was a breakfast food!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Un bel di
(1904) (uncredited)
from "Madame Butterfly"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Played offscreen and sung by an unidentified female while Bertram and Rachel are in a tub
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Very stylish interpretation of 1920s Paris
17 August 1999 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly enjoyable tale set in the art world of 1920s Paris. The look of the film and the mood it creates are the most important things; far more important than the enjoyable, yet slow-moving plotline.

It is highly imaginative and its representation of icons such as Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein add an extra dimension to the film.

The only true weak points are some of the dialogues between the two leads; it is sometimes out of place and almost too 'modern'!

All the performances are good but John Lone and Keith Carradine are especially suited to their parts.


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