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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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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 (as Sandrine Bodènés)
Muriel Riou ...
Berthe
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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Opening Weekend USA:

$38,637, 7 June 2009, Limited Release

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$881,839, 7 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 »

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Wilhelm Uhde is portrayed as having a goatee beard throughout the course of the film. Portraits of him show generally a clean-shaven man or one with the small moustache. See more »

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The credits list the names of the paintings which are seen in the film - 10 paintings by Séraphine and the artworks owned by Uhde and Kolle. See more »

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Tantum ergo
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as Sebastien Bach)
Performed by Yolande Moreau
Choirs: La Boite à chanson and Choeur de France
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A poem about shadow
2 April 2010 | by 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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