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Séraphine (2008)

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Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis.

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Wilhelm Uhde
Anne Bennent ...
Anne-Marie Uhde
Geneviève Mnich ...
Mme Duphot
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Minouche
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Helmut Kolle
Françoise Lebrun ...
La mère supérieure
Hélène Hardouin ...
La propriétaire
Serge Larivière ...
Duval
Léna Breban ...
Soeur Marguerite (as Léna Bréban)
Sandrine Bodenes ...
Marie-Louise - Wilhelm's cook (as Sandrine Bodènés)
Muriel Riou ...
Berthe - Wilhelm's maid
Dominique Pozzetto ...
Anatole Duphot
Josette Ménard ...
La bouchère
Xavier Pottier ...
Le boucher
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In 1914, Wilhelm Uhde, a famous German art collector, rents an apartment in the town of Senlis, forty kilometers away from Paris, in order to write and to take a rest from the hectic life he has been living in the capital. The cleaning lady is a rather rough-and-ready forty-year-old woman who is the laughing stock of others. One day, Wilhelm who has been invited by his landlady, notices a small painting lying about in her living room. He is stunned to learn that the artist is no other than Séraphine. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$38,637 (USA) (5 June 2009)

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$883,270 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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French visa # 117074 delivered on 27-7-2008. See more »

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Veni Creator Spiritus
Hymn written by Raban Maure
(9th century)
Sung by Yolande Moreau
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She Saw the Flowers of Eden
11 November 2009 | by (Russian Federation, Ivanovo) – See all my reviews

This extraordinary biographical film tells the dramatic story of French paintress Séraphine de Senlis. The tale starts in the summer before the First World War when a known German art collector and critic Wilhelm Uhde accidentally finds out that his servant woman is an amateur artiste painting in naïve but highly innovative and original style. She was doing so because she had a vision of divine being who has told her to begin to paint pictures. Where does genius end and madness begin? Or are they just two sides of the same phenomenon? Questions poised by this artful drama hardly have the answers. To say that Yolande Moreau playing the role of Séraphine Louis is unique is to say the least. Camille Claudel is another brilliant movie in the same vein.


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