A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Secretary
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Serena Lederer
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Aglaia Szyszkowitz ...
Mizzi
Joachim Bißmeier ...
Hugo Moritz
Ernst Stötzner ...
Minister Hartl
Paul Hilton ...
Duke Octave
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Klimt's Mother
Irina Wanka ...
Florentín Groll ...
Messerschmidt (as Florentin Groll)
Miguel Herz-Kestranek ...
Dr. Stein
Marion Mitterhammer ...
Klimt's Sister
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Goofs

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 »

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Architect Loos: Now what could be more sexual than the crucifixion?
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Way too bad.
28 June 2006 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie yesterday and i have to say that it was a major disappointment. I've been going to the movies for decades now and never before i felt like i did when i was watching "Klimt". Almost like a physical will to shout or start running. The movie is annoying as hell indeed. I felt almost claustrophobic there.

The movie has no real beginning, so you're thrown in into Klimt's life, with a lot of characters and names popping out here and then, and if you don't already know them you'll be lost in a couple of minutes. I simply didn't understand the point of this movie. If one wants to find out more about Gustav Klimt's life THIS IS NOT THE BEST WAY to do it.

"Pre death hallucinations"!? Maybe, but even so the movie is quite boring. One of the worst things i've ever seen.


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