The story of Amedeo Modigliani's bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Cocteau (as Peter Capadli)
Louis Hilyer ...
Stevan Rimkus ...
Dan Astileanu ...
Diego Rivera (as Dan Astilean)
George Ivascu ...
Michelle Newell ...
Eudoxie Hébuterne
Frederico Ambrosino ...
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Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. The couple has an illegitimate child, and Jeanne's bigoted parents send the baby to a faraway convent to be raised by nuns. Modigliani is distraught and needs money to rescue and raise his child. The answer arrives in the shape of Paris' annual art competition. Prize money and a guaranteed career await the winner. Neither Modigliani, nor his dearest friend and rival Picasso have ever entered the competition, believing that it is beneath true artists like themselves. But push comes to shove with the welfare of his child on the line, and Modigliani signs up for the competition in a drunken and drug-induced tirade. Picasso follows suit and all of Paris is aflutter with excitement at who will win. With the balance of his relationship with Jeanne... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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His passion was life. His obsession was art. See more »


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Rated R for some language and drug use | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

29 September 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Modigliani Project  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,971 (USA) (10 June 2005)


$195,378 (USA) (15 July 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Ode to Innocence
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A true 'actor's ' movie
23 December 2004 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I really liked the movie. it is beautifully shot and the acting is great and that also counts for the beautiful story of this painter. Sure, if you are not into 'art' movies this wont be something for you but if you like a movie that is not a Hollywood blockbuster and if you like Garcia, i'm sure that you will like the movie. Andy Garcia is far most the only 'star' in the movie but that gives the movie a certain amount of credibility. If there would have been to many A listers, the movie wouldn't have worked like it does now. Although the movie is set in the 1920-1930's there is also a modern part (the scene where everyone is painting their masterworks for the exibition with some lounge music on the background is gorgeous!). So if you want to see a true actor's movie check it out!

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