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The Artist and the Model (2012)
"El artista y la modelo" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  2 August 2013 (USA)
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Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. ... See full summary »

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Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. One day, Léa gives shelter to a beautiful young Spanish political refugee named Mercè. Marc soon understands that the girl, who agrees to pose for him, inspires him and that he has no choice but to embark on this last artistic (and sensual) adventure... Written by Guy Bellinger

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$16,900 (USA) (2 August 2013)

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$107,300 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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When Fernando Trueba discussed the idea of the movie with Aida Folch, without even a screenplay, Folch left everything in Spain and moved to Paris for a few months to learn French properly and be ready for the project. See more »

Quotes

María: How does it feel to pose naked?
Léa: Nothing special. You get used to it right away.
María: Did you like it?
Léa: I did and I was in demand too. I posed for some artists. Once I posed for an entire class.
María: Were they all men?
Léa: Yes. No... there were women too.
María: Do men pose naked too?
Léa: Of course.
María: Do they pose naked with naked women?
Léa: Sure sometimes, why not? Why do you ask? You're not thinking of posing naked too, are you?
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Artistic
8 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

First off, there is a lot of nudity. Though mostly it is not sexualized nudity (if you dismiss a bit of voyeurism that will be going on at some point). But it's necessary, because in this case if is there to prove a point. Actually to show us the view/take on things by the main male character, who is a sculptor (mainly).

There is different takes on life and what it can portray or what it is. There is also a spin on the Adam and Eve story here (which might be too on the nose and a comparison the movie itself does not shy away from). The actors are really good and the movie has a nice pace, even if at first you're not sure where it's all heading. And it's in black and white, like the poster suggest and surely the trailer is showing too ;o)


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