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Montparnasse 19 (1958)

Les amants de Montparnasse (original title)
Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919, falls in love with a daughter from a wealthy family. Her parents ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Becker

Writer:

Michel-Georges Michel (inspired by novel "Les Montparnos") (as Michel Georges Michel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Philipe ... Amedeo Modigliani
Lilli Palmer ... Beatrice Hastings
Lea Padovani ... Rosalie (as Léa Padovani)
Gérard Séty Gérard Séty ... Léopold Zborowsky
Lino Ventura ... Morel
Anouk Aimée ... Jeanne Hébuterne
Lila Kedrova ... Anna Zborowsky
Arlette Poirier Arlette Poirier ... Lulu
Pâquerette ... Madame Salomon - la concierge (as Madame Pâquerette)
Marianne Oswald Marianne Oswald ... Berthe Weil
Judith Magre ... La prostituée devant le café
Denise Vernac Denise Vernac ... Madame Hébuterne
Robert Ripa Robert Ripa ... Marcel - le maquereau
Jean Lanier Jean Lanier ... Monsieur Hébuterne
Carole Sands Carole Sands ... Madame Dickson (as C. de Rieux)
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Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919, falls in love with a daughter from a wealthy family. Her parents are against their relation and stop financial help. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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A motion picture touched with the fire...the genius...the lover...the man.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 April 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hero of Montmatre See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Italian actress Lea Padovani is dubbed in some scenes by Nadine Alari, while her own voice (with a strong Italian accent) can be heard in others. See more »

Quotes

Amedeo Modigliani: And I can only offer you to share the rain with me.
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Crazy Credits

The names of actors Lea Padovani, Gérard Séty and Lino Ventura do not appear in the closing credits, whereas every one else's name does. See more »

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Gerard Philipe
11 December 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

the temptation to see the film as one about Gerard Philipe is not small. and, in a way, it could be the basic motif for admire it. because it seems be a film for his admirers. a last word, testimony /legacy of great art. the close up, the dialogues, the reactions of Amedeo Modigliani are easy to define the last years of his interpreter. because, except that, "Les amants de Montparnasse" gives the same picture of damned artist, ignored by his contemporaries, single against the love story, fragile, vulnerable, strange. of course, a good recipes for public success. but, maybe, not the best. and this does it a homage to an unique French actor. and the beginning of the end of an age of cinema.


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