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Séraphine (2008)

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Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wilhelm Uhde
Anne Bennent ...
Anne-Marie Uhde
Geneviève Mnich ...
Mme Duphot
Helmut Kolle
Françoise Lebrun ...
La mère supérieure
Hélène Hardouin ...
La propriétaire
Serge Larivière ...
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


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)


$883,270 (USA) (5 March 2010)

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Since the film's release, the number of visitors at the museum of Senlis exhibiting Séraphine's works has quadrupled (August 2009). See more »


Veni Creator Spiritus
Hymn written by Raban Maure
(9th century)
Sung by Yolande Moreau
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A poem about shadow
2 April 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

An artist. Fragile, gray, small. Some dreams. A fall. And drops of hope. Few images. A mecena. In fact, story of an ordinary existence. Testimony of forms of beauty . Words of a warm confession, with a brilliant Yolande Moreau and an great director. Everything is in best place. Light and cast, details and looks. And the air of small persons , delicate gestures, definition of art and art as refuge are pieces of this movie. So, it is not a biographic film. Seraphines are many men and women, basic instruments for others who believes that life is more than lies and hypocrisy. Beginning for discover of reality without appearance, sad and beautiful, poem about shadows of a fight, word of a late fame, "Seraphine" must be see again and again. In every Senlis lives a Seraphine.

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