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Séraphine -- SÉRAPHINE is the true story of French Painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (Yolande Moreau), a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper who in 1905 at age 41 — self-taught and began painting brilliantly colorful canvases.
Séraphine -- A drama based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis.
Séraphine -- Séraphine is the true story of Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (Yolande Moreau), a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper who in 1905 at age 41 — self-taught and began painting brilliantly colorful canvases.

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Writers:
Martin Provost (writer)
Marc Abdelnour (written by)
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Release Date:
1 October 2008 (France) See more »
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19 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Yolande Moreau ... Séraphine Louis, dite Séraphine de Senlis

Ulrich Tukur ... Wilhelm Uhde
Anne Bennent ... Anne-Marie Uhde
Geneviève Mnich ... Mme Duphot

Adélaïde Leroux ... Minouche

Nico Rogner ... 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
Jean-Pascal Abribat ... Francis Gouyet - Journalist
Anne Benoît ... Madame Delonge (as Anne Benoit)
Corentin Lobet ... L'interne
Serge Gaborieau ... Le médecin
Rosine Favey ... Une invitée de Mme Duphot
Marie-Noëlle Révérend ... L'invitée 3
Joëlle Bobbio ... L'ouvrière en chef
Sophie Raive ... L'intendante
Michel Sailly ... Le camionneur
Francis Lacloche ... Le notaire
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christine Garrivet ... Passante dans la rue (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Provost 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marc Abdelnour  written by
Martin Provost  writer

Produced by
Virginie Breydel de Groeninghe .... assistant producer
Miléna Poylo .... producer
Olivier Rausin .... co-producer
Gilles Sacuto .... producer
Arlette Zylberberg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Galasso 
 
Cinematography by
Laurent Brunet 
 
Film Editing by
Ludo Troch 
 
Casting by
Brigitte Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Thierry François 
 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Jarrier-Prieur 
 
Costume Design by
Madeline Fontaine 
 
Makeup Department
Virginie Berland .... facial hair maker
Evelyne Byot .... key makeup artist
Lelia Delval .... key hair stylist
Anne-Marie Demeur .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Julien Bouley .... unit production manager
Nathalie Duran .... production manager
Combes Olivier .... assistant unit manager
Jeanne Tassy .... assistant production manager
Jeanne Tassy .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Alzieu .... second assistant director
Justine Bosco .... third assistant director
Raphaëlle Piani .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Lionel Brison .... painter
Loïc Chavanon .... property master
Grégoire Darrasse .... assistant decorator
François Delaire .... assistant art director
Marc Olry .... property master
Jean-Denis Riviere .... assistant art director
Jean-Denis Riviere .... swing gang
Nathalie Rousseau .... second assistant art director
Lisa Ternon .... assistant set decorator
Daniel Parceaud .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Laure Arto .... adr engineer
Laure Arto .... sound recordist
Olivier Burgaud .... boom operator
Emmanuel Croset .... sound re-recording mixer
Ingrid Ralet .... sound editor
Ingrid Simon .... dialogue editor
Luc Thomas .... foley mixer
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
Philippe Vandendriessche .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Lenoir .... special effects: snow
 
Visual Effects by
Johnny Alves .... visual effects supervisor: PLUG EFFECTS
Nicolas Bonnell .... visual effects producer: Plug Effects
 
Stunts
Jérôme Henry Team .... stunts (as Jerome Henry)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alessio Anzalone .... gaffer
Nicolas Cagniard .... steadicam operator
Mathieu Carrere .... electrician
Antonin Jacolot .... third assistant camera
Guillaume Lemerle .... electrician
Emilie Monier .... second assistant camera
Laurent Pouchard .... grip
Denoël Riche .... first assistant camera (as Denoël Riché)
 
Casting Department
Franzo Curcio .... extras casting
Marie-France Michel .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabelle Boiton .... key costumer
Rachel Raoult .... dresser (as Rachèle Raoult)
 
Editorial Department
Carole Borne .... assistant editor
Gwenaëlle Hubert .... assistant editor
Matthieu Pradeau .... color timer
 
Music Department
Ludovic Palabaud .... music mixer/engineer
 
Transportation Department
Barbara Massaut .... driver: Belgium
 
Other crew
Max Belmessieri .... location manager
Virginie Breydel de Groeninghe .... assistant producer
Marie De Ridder .... production assistant
Florence Désile .... production secretary
Laurence Granec .... press attache
Amandine Lartigue .... production accountant
Karine Menard .... press attache
Christine Raffa-Catonné .... script supervisor
 

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125 min | Canada:121 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:G (British Columbia) | France:U | Germany:6 (f) | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:PG | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | South Korea:12 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 (DVD rating) | USA:Unrated

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French visa # 117074 delivered on 27-7-2008.See more »
Soundtrack:
Veni Creator SpiritusSee more »

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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Portrait Of An Outsider, 16 August 2009
Author: druid333-2 from United States

Seraphine Louis,who would eventually change her name to Seraphine deSenlis (after the name of her hometown)was an artist who cleaned houses by day,and painted by night (all the time while singing the hymns of her staunch Catholic upbringing,while she was growing up an orphan by Nuns). Seraphine is pretty much maligned by the village locals,taunted by children,and pretty much avoided by most all that know her. When German art collector & critic,Wilhelm Uhde rents a room in the town of Senlis,while on the run from the insanity of World War I,and discovers a painting by Seraphine & is amazed by it's use of colour & texture. When the war moves ever closer,Uhde & his sister escapes the madness. Years later,he returns to Senlis,rediscovers an aged,but still painting Seraphine & vows to put her work on display (despite the fallout of the Wall Street crash of 1929,as well as the subsequent great depression,that managed to cripple a good percentage of Europe's economy,as well). Martin Provost directs & co writes (with Marc Abdelnoir)a lovingly depicted portrait of a woman possessed of genius that is cruelly stolen too early (deSenlis spent her aged years in an insane asylum & never painted again in life). Yolande Moreau plays Seraphine,a woman unpossesed by pretentious,real fine. Ulrich Tukur plays Wilhelm Uhde,in a winning role that depicts Uhde as an impresario of art first,and who's personal life is down played,somewhat (in life,Uhde was an ardent homosexual that made no bones about his gay lifestyle). The photography is a real treat for the eye (at times,the composition of visual images are very painterly,such as films such as 'Tous Le Matin Du Monde'). A film to check out for those with a love of art,or art history (or both). Spoken in French & German with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,this film contains flashes of nudity & adult content.

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