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Klimt -- Gustav Klimt lived his life like he painted it - full of intensity, sensuality and passion.
Klimt -- A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (Malkovich) whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Klimt -- A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (Malkovich) whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Writers:
Raoul Ruiz (written by)
Gilbert Adair (translation: English)
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3 March 2006 (Austria) See more »
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A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (Malkovich) whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Malkovich ... Klimt

Veronica Ferres ... Midi

Stephen Dillane ... Secretary

Saffron Burrows ... Lea de Castro
Sandra Ceccarelli ... Serena Lederer

Nikolai Kinski ... Egon Schiele
Aglaia Szyszkowitz ... Mizzi
Joachim Bißmeier ... Hugo Moritz
Ernst Stötzner ... Minister Hartl
Paul Hilton ... Duke Octave
Annemarie Düringer ... Klimt's Mother
Irina Wanka ... Berta Zuckerkandl
Florentín Groll ... Messerschmidt (as Florentin Groll)
Miguel Herz-Kestranek ... Dr. Stein
Marion Mitterhammer ... Klimt's Sister
Alexander Strobele ... Bahr
Georgia Reeve ... Double Lea de Castro
Rainer Friedrichsen ... Double Klimt
Denis Petkovic ... Architect Loos
Stephan Paryla ... Chamberlain (as Stephan Paryla-Raki)
Klaus Ofczarek ... Old Waiter
Georg Friedrich ... Young Waiter 1
Daniel Keberle ... Young Waiter 2
Miriam Heard ... Female Nurse
Erwin Leder ... Male Nurse
Nicole Beutler ... English Lady
Fritz von Friedl ... English Husband (as Fritz v. Friedl)

Karl Fischer ... August Lederer

Gunther Gillian ... Méliès
Peter Appiano ... Carl Moll

Alexandra Hilverth ... Madame at Bordello
Martin Brambach ... Thomas
Antje Charlotte Sieglin ... Vally
Julie Bräuning ... Lissie
Ariella Hirshfeld ... Kati
Verena Mundhenke ... Lili
Mark Zak ... Hevesi
Nico Bartholy ... Kokoschka
Marc Schötteldreier ... Viennese Photopgrapher (as Narc Schöttldreier)
Xaver Hutter ... Customer in Cafe Central
Roland Jaeger ... Customer in Cafe Central
Lothar Jansky ... Customer in Cafe Central
David Oberkogler ... Customer in Cafe Central
Franz Robert Ceeh ... Customer in Cafe Central
Rainer Frieb ... Customer in Cafe Central
Hagnot Elischka ... Duke Oktave's Valet
Klaus Händl ... Waiter in the Ritz (as Klaus Haendl)
Christian Weinberger ... Policeman (as C.C. Weinberger)

Ina-Alice Kopp ... Klimt's Daughter in Bordello (as Ina Kopp)
Johannes Seilern ... Customer in Bordello
Susanne Wohlsein ... Lady with Opera Glasses
Rose-Lise Bonin ... Sylvia (as Rose Lise Bonin)

Nadiv Molcho ... Little Viennese Brother
Ilan Molcho ... Little Viennese Brother
Thaddäus Reich ... Little Parisian Boy (as Thaddaeus Reich)
Poldi Salomon ... Klimt's Son
Xialong Ye ... 1st Chinese Boy
Sanlong Ye ... Second Chinese Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Piet Fuchs ... Valet
Tom Viehöfer
Katie Pfleghar ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Tom Trambow ... Photographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Raoul Ruiz  (as Raúl Ruiz)
 
Writing credits
Raoul Ruiz (written by) (as Raúl Ruiz)

Gilbert Adair (translation: English)

Herbert Vesely (idea)

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... co-producer (as Paolo Branco)
Matthew Justice .... producer
Dieter Limbek .... line producer
Helene Moio Limbek .... assistant line producer (as Helene M. Limbek)
Arno Ortmair .... producer
Dieter Pochlatko .... producer
Andreas Schmid .... producer
Ira Zloczower .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jorge Arriagada 
 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Aronovich (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Valeria Sarmiento 
 
Casting by
Lucky Englander 
Fritz Fleischhacker 
 
Production Design by
Rudolf Czettel  (as Rudi Czettel)
Katharina Wöppermann 
 
Set Decoration by
Georg Resetschnig 
 
Costume Design by
Birgit Hutter 
 
Makeup Department
Thorsten Esser .... assistant makeup artist
Eileen Kastner-Delago .... chief hair stylist: UK (as Eileen Kastner Delago)
Eileen Kastner-Delago .... chief makeup artist: UK (as Eilen Kastner Delago)
Peter Owen .... wig maker: Mr. Malkovich
Waldemar Pokromski .... chief hair stylist
Waldemar Pokromski .... chief makeup artist
Adolf Uhrmacher .... chief hair stylist: Austria
Adolf Uhrmacher .... chief makeup artist: Austria
Simone Vollmer .... hair stylist assistant: UK
Werner Höfling .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jeannette Latzelsberger .... wig maker: Veronika Ferres (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Rudy Fleischhacker .... unit manager
Marc Grewe .... production manager: studio unit
Jasmin Hardt .... unit manager: studio
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marijan David Vajda .... first assistant director (as Marijan Vajda)
 
Art Department
Ilka Adler .... assistant set dresser
Thomas Bartsch .... painter: studio unit
Uwe Belke .... construction foreman: studio unit
Reinhold 'Ringer' Broil .... construction manager: studio unit
Stefan Diem .... construction: Austria
Rainer Friedrichs .... carpenter: studio unit
Peter Henk .... art department trainee: studio unit
Franz Hofmann .... property master
Thomas Hörhan .... construction: Austria
Jiri Juda .... stand-by property master
Soren Köber .... carpenter: studio unit (as Sören Koerber)
Steve Lambert .... carpenter: studio unit (as Stephen Lambert)
Eleonore Latz .... art director: studio unit
Michael Lindhammer .... carpenter: studio unit
Tanja Ludwig .... art department researcher
Gaby Mocaer .... head painter: studio unit (as Gabi Mocaer)
Anke Pagels .... props buyer: studio unit
Ferdinand Prinz .... construction: Austria
Anja Ronacher .... art department researcher
Britta Sassmannshausen .... painter: studio unit
Jakob Schauer .... construction: Austria
Dieter Schmidt .... carpenter: studio unit
Nicole Schmitt .... art department trainee: studio unit
Andrea Schratzberger .... assistant production designer
Günther Schäfer .... construction: Austria (as Gunther Schäfer)
Ralf Taubenreuther .... painter: studio unit
Peter Trinks .... carpenter: studio unit
Franz Vana .... painter
Hans Wäckerlin .... head painter: studio unit
Klaus Bienen .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Lewis Aschenbrenner .... sound maintenance (as John Lewis)
Simon Gershon .... supervising sound editor
Dan Green .... dialogue editor
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Dan Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrea King .... foley artist
Melissa Lake .... foley artist
Ben Meechan .... sound effects editor
James Perry .... adr recordist
Barnaby Smyth .... foley editor
Barnaby Smyth .... foley recordist
Michael Spencer .... sound recordist
Andrew Stirk .... sound re-recording mixer
Martin Stoni .... sound: making of
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Lauren Ana Walker .... supervising dialogue editor (as Lauren Walker)
Gareth Llewellyn .... adr recordist (uncredited)
David Turner .... sound technical coordinator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tissi Brandhofer .... special effects
Andreas Korth .... special effects: studio unit
Benjamin Kotter .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Moritz Eiche .... compositor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Julia Reinhard .... compositor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Ismat Zaidi .... digital timing supervisor: CA Scanline Production GmBH
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andreas Amsüss .... camera operator: making of
Nick Beeks-Sanders .... camera operator
Bernhard Berger .... still photographer
Bettina Brenner .... grip
Max Brinkschulte .... video operator
Ludwig Brunnshofer .... electrician (as Ludwig Brunnhofer)
Hartmut Doering .... electrician (as Hartmut Döhring)
Petro Domenigg .... photographer: making of (as Pedro Domenigg)
Peter Dopplinger .... provider: light equipment, Vienna
Georg Engelbrecht .... electrician
Florian Glöckler .... clapper loader
Wolfgang Krautter .... electrician
Rudi Kurth .... crane operator
Rudi Kurth .... key grip
Thorben Olbertz .... lighting technician
Donald Russell .... first assistant camera
Donald Russell .... second camera operator
Christian Saalfeld .... gaffer
Claus Scheipers .... lighting technician (as Claus Vieruss)
Sharon Siemund .... video operator: studio unit
Martin Stoni .... video operator: making of
Andreas Theiner .... lighting technician
Tom Trambow .... photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting: UK
Iris Baumüller .... casting (as Iris Baumüller-Michel)
Brendan Donnison .... voice casting: UK
Lucky Englander .... casting
Fritz Fleischhacker .... casting
Sue Jones .... casting
Risa Kes .... casting
Marc Schötteldreier .... casting
Burkhard Eick .... casting: bit parts and extras (uncredited)
Delia Eick .... casting: bit parts and extras (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eva Biribauer .... wardrobe (as Eva-Maria Biribauer)
Sonia Bouabsa .... wardrobe
Cinzia Cioffi .... assistant costume designer
Brigitte Fink .... assistant costume designer (as Brigitta Fink)
Theresa Kopf .... wardrobe
Barbara Patzek .... wardrobe
Carola Toth .... wardrobe
Ines Österreicher .... seamstress
Ines Österreicher .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Claude Boullier .... assistant editor
Béatrice Clérico .... assistant editor
Gabriel Dedic .... digital color timer: CA Scanline Production GmBH
Charlotte Duraffour .... assistant editor
Kate Higham .... assistant editor
Tony Lawson .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer
Nick Ingman .... conductor
Steve Price .... music recording engineer
Peter Willison .... orchestra contractor
 
Transportation Department
Tina Bockeloh .... production driver
Ricardo Briz-Kristhofen .... production driver
Mathias Fraunholz .... production driver
Gerhard Fuchs .... production driver
Andreas Gombotz .... driver: props
Andreas Hagenauer .... production driver
Sunny Iser .... production driver
Walter Ludwig .... driver: John Malkovich
Frank Randl .... driver: construction, studio unit
Axel Rust .... driver: props, studio unit
Nico Schütz .... production driver
Martin Stainer .... driver: props
Christian Stanger .... production driver
Thomas Tüllmann .... production driver
 
Other crew
Petra Ahlf .... assistant: Arno Ortmair
Luiz Fernando Albisser .... assistant: Mr. Ruiz, studio
James Armitage .... legal services: UK, Lee & Thompson
Daniela Arndt .... assistant: Arno Ortmair
Stefanie Aschenbrenner .... assistant set manager
Niall Bamford .... sale and leaseback finance: Invicta Capital Ltd.
Jürgen Behnke .... legal services: Germany, Heussen Rechtsanwalts GesmBH
Cosmo Berger .... set runner: studio unit
Susanne Biro .... assistant: Dieter Pochlatko (as Susanne Biró)
Lena Bockeloh .... production assistant: studio unit
Josef Brandmaier .... interim financing
Jaime Brodie .... production runner: UK
Julia Burger .... assistant: Mr. Ruiz, Austria
Julia Burger .... researcher: Austria
Sabine Buss .... publicity head: Germany, Barbarella Entertainment
Paul Cable .... insurance: Media Entertainment Insurance Services Ltd
Herta Cech .... publicity: Austria
Rose-Marie Couture .... translator: German/English
Agentur Dohr .... publicity head: Austria
Ulli Dohr .... publicity head: Austria
Margarete Enigl .... assistant account manager: Austria
Rudy Fleischhacker .... location manager
Daphne Frucht .... set runner
Jan Fröhlich .... digital laboratory supervisor
Jeremy Gawade .... legal services: UK, Lee & Thompson
Marco Haaf .... set manager
Christoph Haesner .... legal services: Germany, SKW Schwarz=Kelwing-Wicke
Christian Hala .... product placement: Austria, Product Placement
Nora Hofmann .... set runner
David Kerney .... production accountant: UK
Hermann Koenen .... caterer: studio unit
Sonja Kohlbacher .... assistant: Dieter Pochlatko
Peter Krobath .... interviewer: making of
Veronika Kruse .... production assistant: Austria
Paul Kölbl .... set runner
Sirish Malde .... production consultant: UK
Peter Mayr .... insurance: AON
Jamie Minoprio .... production assistant: UK
Sandra Odelga .... coordinator: making of
Caroline Ouederrou .... assistant location manager
Wolfgang Pappler .... product placement: Austria, Product Placement
Christian Ploiner .... caterer: Austria
Christian Ploiner .... chef: Austria
Osman Ragheb .... dialogue coach
Renate Rebbe .... production accountant: Germany
Regine Reiger .... insurance: AON (as Regina Reiger)
Gerd Reinsberg .... production services
Johannes Reiter .... location scout
Victoria Riccabona .... trainee
Zdena Scheichelbauer .... production accountant: Austria
Christof Schmidt .... legal services: Germany, Heussen Rechtsanwalts GesmBH
Heinz Schwarzinger .... translator: French/German
Silke Schöner .... set runner: studio unit
Renate Seefeldt .... account supervisor
Bob Shah .... production consultant: UK
Alexandra Shipp .... product placement/clearances: UK
Maria Sobecki-Grimm .... chef: studio unit
Klaus Steindl .... director: making of
Dominik Thiele .... set runner: studio unit
Garth Thomas .... completion bond: Film Finances Ltd
Elizabeth Tremblay .... script supervisor
Thomas Wallentin .... legal services: Austria
Michael Welzel .... digital laboratory supervisor
Peter Willison .... executive director: Sinfonia of London
Emily Woods .... product placement/clearances: UK
Martin Zwanzger .... title designer
Martin Zwanzger .... title designer: front credits, CA Scanline Production GmBH
 
Thanks
Richard Conway .... special thanks
Dieter Heisig .... special thanks
Marlene Neckermann .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"A Viennese Fantasy à la manière de Schnitzler" - International (English title) (subtitle)
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Runtime:
131 min (director's cut) | 97 min (producer's cut)
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A MASTERPIECE! if one knows Klimt well but confusing otherwise, 14 January 2008
Author: artisticengineer from United States

This is a superb movie; IF (and this is a big if) one is already familiar with the life and work of Gustav Klimt. This movie was intended as an "art house" film, and was never meant to be a major theatrical release. However, even for an "art house" film it is rather specialized in how it portrays Gustav Klimt; and if one is not familiar with this artist (and Vienna at the turn of the 20th century) then this film is quite confusing and vague- the quantity and quality of female imagery notwithstanding. Despite its very specialized nature some major stars are in this film though only one is an American and even he lives and works mainly in Europe. That star is John Malkovich; who is in the title role. Malkovich gives a fine job though he does not resemble Klimt as closely as some other actors who have portrayed Klimt in the past (most notably August Schmolzer in "Bride of the Wind"). The only other actor in this film that may be recognized by Americans is Saffron Burrows; who portrays his great love interest. Her role is fictional, but serves as a continuity thread through this film which depicts in an allegorical manner his career and life from 1900; when Klimt won a gold medal at the great Paris Exposition to 1918; when he died.

The other actors are notable European actors whose works have generally not been seen in the United States. The notable German actress Veronica Ferres portrays Emily Floge; Klimt's lifelong companion. Again, unless you are familiar with the life of Klimt the role of Floge in this movie is very difficult to understand. And, it is never explained in the movie. Basically, Klimt and Floge were in-laws by the marriage of Gustav's brother to Emily's sister. The seemed to never have been "lovers" but the unmarried Emily seems to have been a wife (as well as business partner) to Gustav in every other respect. It was a complex relationship and Ferres explains in a side featurette ("The Making of Klimt") the difficulty of showing this relationship. The Austrian actress Aglaia Szyszkowitz portrays "Mizzi"; a model who bore two kids for Klimt of which one is shown- his son Gustav. He never married her, and the movie implies that he saw his kids only occasionally without financially supporting them in any noticeable manner. In real life Klimt did financially support his children by this woman. Of note is that the nickname for Emily Floge was "Middi" and the pronunciation of the two names is very similar; adding to the already considerable confusion.

The movie does portray Klimt in a negative manner concerning his offspring. He acknowledged paternity of four children and the movies deals with the other two as well as the two of Mizzi. Those children are dealt with almost as afterthoughts and one is positively embarrassing (perhaps the ultimate embarrassment). In reality Klimt probably had many more kids and this concern is mentioned briefly in the film. The film is certainly critical of Klimt in this regard; as well as his attitude towards women in general. There are some historical inaccuracies in this film such as a nurse in a Vienna hospital in early 1918 who has a VERY obvious British accent. This is highly unlikely, to say the least, to have been the case considering that the Austrians were in war with the British at that point, but overall the historical settings and costumes are well researched. The movie overall is well researched, but, again, quite confusing to somebody who is not very familiar with the life of this genius. I recommend that anybody who wants to see the film to first read up and look at the artworks of Klimt. Then the film will make sense and be seen as the superb achievement it is.

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