The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted.
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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A character study and a meditation on art in a time of opulence and syphilis. Gustave Klimt (1862-1918) lies in hospital, dying. In reveries, he recalls the early 1900s: it's fin de siècle Vienna. At the World Exposition in Paris, Klimt meets Georges Méliès, who does a moving picture for him, and Klimt falls under the spell of a woman who may be Lea de Castro. We see Klimt in his studio; we meet his mother and sister, who suffer from mental illness. We watch Klimt the libertine. On his deathbed and as a younger man, he imagines things as well: encounters with ministers and waiters and with women who are willing participants in his pleasures. Is this the source of art? Written by
When Klimt mashes the cake in the man's face, the icing on the man's face is not covering his right eye. In the next close-up shot, there is a large blob of icing covering the man's right eye. In the next long shot when Klimt starts to wipe the man's face, the icing is no longer covering the man's right eye again. See more »
They say that you have to stand outside of history. This history is a nightmare. And that there's absolutely nothing else to be said about it. They sound like philosophers.Except they say philosophy is rubbish.
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First the good things: The pictures are quite nice. The costumes also. Malkovitch is okay.
Now for the rest: The Film is trying to be mystical but ends up annoying. You will get nearly next to no information about the artist. Hectical cuts ruin every consistency, Characters pop up and vanish again so you will not understand anything. Name of the movie should be changed to the death-rows of Klimt. The film discusses only his last months of his live... ...I think... since Klimt is not aging in the film, but since the film tries to be a feverdream its kind of unclear. Nearly all other actors act like if they have eaten wood for breakfeast to often. I have seen better dialogs in porns. I and my girlfriend felt like we were trashcans and new picture-trash would be thrown at us every minute. Its the first film which I left ca. 10 Minutes before it was over cause I could no longer stand this bullshit. Wien is immaculate no ugly people, no trash all is unbelievable clean... The music is as confusing as the rest of the film. At the end the film mutated to a bad theater-play. If you really have to see it turn of the volume and the film might be okay.
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