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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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$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
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Sung and played on the piano by Ulrich Tukur
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Beautiful cinematography and good acting don't equal a great film
14 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoy French films very much and saw Seraphine in Paris. While the movie looks beautiful and the acting is excellent, overall the film bored me. There wasn't enough dramatic tension or intense character development to sustain my interest. I was very surprised that it won so many awards, but then again if the French academy is similar to the one in the U.S., they tend to play it safe. Seraphine is worth seeing if you are interested in thinking about the artistic soul. But there is nothing groundbreaking here. I would have liked to see a version of this artist's life that was less academic and more thought provoking. The one thing I admired very much was the performance of the lead actress. I was trying to imagine anyone equivalent to her in the U.S. and was unable to conjure any names. She is not classically beautiful, yet clearly she is an actress of great stature in France to have won this role. The lesson I took away from the film was the appreciation of talent, both of Seraphine and the actress who portrayed her.


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