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Séraphine (2008)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama | 1 October 2008 (France)
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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
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Duval
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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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Seraphine  »

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$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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La femme aux bijoux
Lyrics and Music by Ferdinand-Louis Bénech and Ernest Dumont
(1912)
Sung and played on the piano by Ulrich Tukur
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What's being naive?
5 July 2009 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Séraphine was one of these so called common people who in the early 1900s were discovered. The expression "discovered" is not wrong, but that wasn't just about the person, it's was also about another type of seeing and another type of expression.

Séraphine lived a poor and humiliating life like most women of her class. Then this German art collector finds her. But it stops there, because for certain reasons he in the end can't improve her life materially. And the result is disastrous, because it means betrayal of a person, although not of her art.

A silent realistic movie, there you can smell the poverty and despair.


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