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The Artist and the Model (2012)

El artista y la modelo (original title)
R | | 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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sculptor | art | wound | no music | suicide | See All (33) »

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Rated R for sequences of graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$107,300 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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Fernando Trueba had thought about doing this movie for years but it wasn't until his choice for the character Jean Rochefort called him up and said that he was going to retire that Trueba finally decided to go ahead and do it. See more »

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Marc Cros: There are two proofs that God exists. The first and most important is the woman's body. Genesis and all that is malarkey. Can you imagine God creating man? There is no need to make God look like a fool... All this beauty, paradise. And then he thought of creating a being for Himself, a beautiful creature, a perfect one, one to share the world with. A being to keep him company through eternity, unending and probably boring. Someone to embrace in winter and whose skin could be caressed in summer....
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An Artist's View of Life
25 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One review here called this film "bleak". I thought it anything but.

Marc Cros (played by Jean Rochefort) is an observer--of life, of nature, of beauty, of life's rhythms--like any true artist must be. His is a special quest, a search for inspiration and for a project that is worthy of his time. He finds a young model named Merce (played by Aida Folch) and sets out to find his inspiration.

Art might be viewed as an abstract principle or as a part of life. Cros's search is a philosophical one, but it takes place during the Nazi occupation of his homeland, France. At one point, the war invades his artistic sanctuary, but he is skilled at focusing on beauty even in such circumstances.

In the end, "The Artist and the Model" shows us the fleeting nature of inspiration, the transience and persistence of beauty, and the sometimes obsessive nature of the artist in finding his inspiration.


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