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29 September 2004 (France) See more »
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His passion was life. His obsession was art. See more »
Plot:
The story of Amedeo Modigliani's bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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Witnessing the Bohemian Life of Paris, 1919: Artists Awry See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Andy Garcia ... Amedeo Modigliani

Elsa Zylberstein ... Jeanne Hébuterne

Omid Djalili ... Pablo Picasso

Hippolyte Girardot ... Maurice Utrillo

Eva Herzigova ... Olga Picasso

Udo Kier ... Max Jacob

Susie Amy ... Beatrice Hastings

Peter Capaldi ... Jean Cocteau (as Peter Capadli)
Louis Hilyer ... Zborowski
Stevan Rimkus ... Soutine
Dan Astileanu ... Diego Rivera (as Dan Astilean)
George Ivascu ... Moise Kisling
Michelle Newell ... Eudoxie Hébuterne
Frederico Ambrosino ... Little Dedo

Miriam Margolyes ... Gertrude Stein
Irina Dinescu ... Paulette
Theodor Danetti ... Renoir
Ion Siminie ... Claude Monet

Andrei Boncea ... City Official
George Stanciu ... Starving Artist
Ciprian Dumitrascu ... Swarthy Man #1
Dominique Schwoebel ... Salon Manager
Bianca Brad ... Francesca

Jim Carter ... Achilles Hébuterne
Dan Bordeianu ... Androgynous Man
Cristina Piaget ... Marie
Doru Stan ... Young Walter

Mihai Niculescu ... Priest

Joe Drago ... Flaminio Modigliani
Adrian Dumitru ... Cocteau's Boy
George Robu ... Tram Driver
Alina Talmofte ... Hashish Girl
Colin McCabe ... Bartender
Maria Rotaru ... Berthe Weill (as Marina Rotaru)
Tomi Cristin ... Concierge #1
Emilia Danetti ... Concierge #2

Ruza Madarevic ... Doctor
Oana Zavoranu ... Eugenia Modigliani
Ernest Maftei ... Grandfather Modigliani
Philippe Vidal ... Maitre d'
Sandu Mihai Gruia ... Phillipe

Lance Henriksen ... Foster Kane
Gratiana Cristache ... Natascha

Lia Bugnar ... Natascha's Mother

Constantin Florescu ... Police Sergeant
Dorina Lazar ... Stout Woman
Bryan Jardine ... American Man
Loredana Groza ... Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beatrice Chiriac ... Frida Kahlo

Caroline Gombe ... African woman in the bar
Cristina Liciman ... Waitress
Borcea Marian ... Painter

Directed by
Mick Davis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mick Davis 

Produced by
Donald A. Barton .... executive producer
Karinne Behr .... executive producer
Roberto Bessi .... co-producer
Antony Blakey .... executive producer
Andrei Boncea .... co-producer: Romania
Luc Campeau .... supervising producer
Irina Chirita .... line producer
André Djaoui .... producer
Paul Feetum .... executive producer
Michael Frenschkowski .... line producer
Andy Garcia .... executive producer
Patrick Godeau .... co-producer
Antonio Guadalupi .... co-producer
Stefan Jonas .... co-producer
Alan Latham .... co-producer
Tim Lewiston .... associate producer
Steve Marsden .... executive producer
Philippe Martinez .... producer
Stéphanie Martinez .... producer
Douglas W. Miller .... executive producer
Fiona Spillard .... assistant producer
Gary Ungar .... executive producer
Marcos Zurinaga .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Guy Farley 
 
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Kadosh  (as Manu Kadosh)
 
Film Editing by
Emma E. Hickox 
 
Casting by
Andreea Tanasescu 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
 
Production Design by
Giantito Burchiellaro 
 
Art Direction by
Luigi Marchione 
Vlad Vieru 
 
Set Decoration by
Gabriel Nechita 
Gabriela Nechita 
 
Costume Design by
Pam Downe 
 
Makeup Department
Mariana Andreescu .... assistant makeup artist (as Maria Andrescu)
Mioara Bratu .... assistant hair stylist
Gabi Cretan .... makeup artist
Giannetto De Rossi .... makeup designer
Lorella De Rossi .... makeup artist
Mirella De Rossi .... hair stylist (as Mirella Sforza)
Ana Lupulescu .... makeup artist
Clara Tudose .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gisela Evert .... post-production manager
Calin Furtunescu .... unit production manager
Thomas Mattinson .... head of production
Marian Pascale .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sallie Hard .... second assistant director (as Sallie Anne Hard)
Jeremy Marks .... third assistant director
Ilinca Nanoveanu .... assistant director
Alexandra Puia .... third assistant director
Anatol Reghintovschi .... assistant director
Mary Soan .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel Alexandru .... sculptor
Roxana Alexandru .... assistant art director
Dana Andreianu .... props coordinator
Diana Apostol .... art department coordinator
Novac Baba .... assistant art director
Luigi Calvitti .... carpenter
Dorin Grigorescu .... assistant property master
Glauco Isidori .... painter
Niculae Izabela .... construction coordinator
Liviu Marcu .... sculptor
Francesca Mauri .... property master
Alexandru Mihai .... set dresser (as Mihai Alexandru)
Ion Molete .... painter
Gabriela Nechita .... storyboard artist
Adrian Nica .... set dresser
Stefano Paltrinieri .... set dresser: Italy
Vlad Panaitescu .... set construction manager
Massimo Sergianni .... construction manager
Mihai Stanciu .... painter
Adrian Ungureanu .... patina set dresser
 
Sound Department
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Andrei Chirosca .... adr mixer: additional
Doug Cooper .... re-recording mixer
Alexandru Enigarescu .... additional boom operator (as Alex Enigarescu)
Robert Farr .... re-recording mixer
Florian Flossmann .... boom operator
William Edouard Franck .... sound mixer (as William Franck)
Tim Lewiston .... supervising sound editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist (as Clare Mahoney)
Tony Message .... foley editor
Jamie Roden .... foley mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
 
Special Effects by
Michael Apling .... special effects technician
Petre Constantin .... special effects assistant
Mihai Reti .... special effects supervisor
Florin Stoian .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Philip Edward Alexy .... digital effects artist
Johannes Kerschbaum .... digital artist
Florian Strobl .... lead compositor
Holger Voss .... senior technical director
Ralf Wacker .... digital intermediate supervisor
Frank Wegerhoff .... visual effects supervisor
Susanne Werth .... digital compositor
Georg Wieland .... compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gabi Burlacu .... stunts
Calin Ferezan .... stunts
Razvan Gheorghiu .... utility stunts
Mihai Iliescu .... stunt double: Andy Garcia
John Maldea .... stunt coordinator
Carmen Preda .... utility stunts
Nicolae Stoica .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cos Aelenei .... still photographer
Mihai Burtan .... first assistant camera
Liviu Cosor .... electrician
Dumitru Costica .... grip (as Costica Dumitru)
Viorel Diaconescu .... gaffer
Dalila Dulgheriu .... epk camera operator
Nimi Getter .... gaffer
Vasile Gheorghe .... generator operator
Ionel Iacov .... loader
Alexandru Mitrofan .... grip
Doru Perneac .... electrician
Cornel Popescu .... video assistant
Ivan Giany Roberto .... first assistant camera: second unit
Bogdan Stanciu .... Steadicam operator
Gaby Weismann .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Domnica Circiumaru .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Aslam .... assistant costume designer
Alma Barbieri .... workshop tailor
Eli Calin .... assistant costume supervisor
Laurentiu Costea .... wardrobe assistant
Daniela Nicolae .... wardrobe assistant
Florenta Pauna .... assistant costume designer
Giovanni Scotti .... wardrobe master
Carmen Stefan .... costumer
Cristina Tucci .... costume textile effects
 
Editorial Department
Burdette Anderson .... post-production executive
Dominik Bollen .... post-production coordinator
Claudiu Doaga .... telecine colourist
Louisa Harding .... assistant editor
Andrew Jadavji .... assistant editor
Fiona Mackay .... post-production assistant
Mihai Mitici .... assistant editor
Dan Mitre .... colorist
Mary Ann Otemann .... color grader
Renate Siegl .... negative cutter
Andrea Voggenauer .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Guy Farley .... conductor
Ben Georgiades .... music recordist
Arnold Hattingh .... assistant music supervisor
Andrew Pearce .... orchestrator: additional music
Gary Spolding .... music preparation
Adrian Thomas .... musical associate
Simon White .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Dragos Barbacioru .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Mark Andrews .... production executive
Matthias Benner .... production assistant
Corrina Bonicelli .... product placement
Corrina Bonicelli .... researcher
Corrina Bonicelli .... technical advisor
Andrea Bosello .... assistant to producer
Teo Bostanica .... catering coordinator
Karla Braun .... pre-production coordinator
Irina Bryson .... extras coordinator (as Irina Niculin)
Rose-Marie Couture .... co-production coordinator
Zouhair El Fassi .... production accountant (as Zouhar El Fassi)
Anton Ernst .... production finance executive
Laura Grosu .... extras coordinator
Pierre Guevremont .... production auditor
Karen Alison Hamilton .... production executive
Istvan Hegyi .... production assistant
Cheryl Leigh .... script supervisor
Mihai Mitrea .... production assistant
Todd Olsson .... distribution executive
Victoria Piller-Carson .... production accountant
Dorina Popa .... cashier
Hugh Spurling .... studio executive
Luminita Costinela Stanciu .... production assistant
Phil Symes .... publicist
Anamaria Telega .... production coordinator
Liliana Toma .... extras coordinator
 
Thanks
Winona Ryder .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some language and drug use
Runtime:
128 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Reunites Andy Garcia with Lance Henrikson after Jennifer Eight (1992)See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: "La Vie en Rose" was written in 1942 and Edith Piaf was born in 1915.See more »
Quotes:
Pablo Picasso:Why do you hate me so much?
Amedeo Modigliani:I love you, Pablo. It's myself I hate.
See more »
Soundtrack:
Ode to InnocenceSee more »

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27 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Witnessing the Bohemian Life of Paris, 1919: Artists Awry, 6 October 2005
Author: gradyharp from United States

MODIGLIANI is a difficult movie to review. It has some very strong features such as the cinematography that captures the artsy feeling of Paris 1919 and, despite excesses, manages to create some visuals of hallucinations and the wild madness of painters painting canvasses; a rather complex peak into the lives of several of the more revolutionary artists of the time; and a substantial feeling for the interchange between artist and model. The main problem with the film is a script that is banal, limited in historical validity, and concentrating on a single rather silly motif of a painters' competition.

Amedeo Modigliani (1884 - 1920) was a Sephardic Jew from Italy who moved to the mecca of Paris to create his brilliant portraits and sculptures of nudes and extended neck women and girls. His genius lay in his unifying the spiritual Eastern iconography (tribal art and Judaism) of his heritage with the Christian (read Catholic) traditions of the artists with whom he associated which resulted in his creations of the female nude from a feminist cultural perspective. What this film delivers is a rather annoying portrait of a young consumptive artist who drank and drugged himself to death at a moment in his career when renown was just beginning. The reasons for his place in art history are merely hinted all for the sake of the Hollywood biopic.

Andy Garcia plays Modigliani with a modicum of élan and a plethora of bad traits. The lovely model Jeanne Hébuterne (Elsa Zylberstein) who was the subject not only of his portraits but the mother of his illegitimate child and his live-in paramour is a bit long in the tooth on suffering, though despite the fact that Zylberstien is hampered by both a weak script and limited acting, she does have an uncanny resemblance to Jeanne. The artists with whom 'Modi' works include a strangely miscast Picasso (Omid Djalili), Chaim Soutine (Stevan Rimkus), Maurice Utrillo (Hippolyte Girardot), Diego Rivera (Dan Astileanu), Zborowski (Louis Hilyer), and the strangely non-effeminate Jean Cocteau (Peter Capaldi)! Dealer Max Jacob (Udo Kier) and Gertrude Stein (Miriam Margolyes!) are thrown in with the harlequins and 'Modi's' child spirit Dedo (Frederico Ambrosino) for atmosphere. The storyline is one that could have easily been told in the requisite time frame but MODIGLIANI taxes the viewers' attention for over two hours.

So aside from a visually exciting experience there is really very little to be learned from this liquor and opium soaked consumptive noisy melodrama that could have been about any one of the artists involved in the story. The genius of Modigliani is barely tapped. Grady Harp

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