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Camille Claudel (1988)

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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruno Nuytten

Writers:

Reine-Marie Paris (based on the book by), Bruno Nuytten (scenario and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Adjani ... Camille Claudel
Gérard Depardieu ... Auguste Rodin
Madeleine Robinson ... Louise-Athanaise Claudel
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... Paul Claudel
Philippe Clévenot Philippe Clévenot ... Eugène Blot
Katrine Boorman ... Jessie Lipscomb
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Claude Debussy
Danièle Lebrun Danièle Lebrun ... Rose Beuret
Jean-Pierre Sentier Jean-Pierre Sentier ... Limet
Roger Planchon ... Morhardt
Aurelle Doazan Aurelle Doazan ... Louise Claudel
Madeleine Marie Madeleine Marie ... Victoire
Alain Cuny ... Louis-Prosper Claudel
Gérard Beaume Gérard Beaume
Martin Berléand Martin Berléand ... Robert
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and for Rodin. She also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow... Written by Yepok

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camille Claudel See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$201,055
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alain Cuny, who plays the father of Camille and Paul Claudel, actually met Paul Claudel. In 1944, the poet and dramatist personally chose Cuny to play Pierre de Craon in his play: The Tidings Brought to Mary. See more »

Quotes

Morhardt: Who do you think you are?
Camille Claudel: Don't you know who I am? Or are you pretending?
Morhardt: What kind of behavior is this? You're crazy!
Camille Claudel: Camille Claudel. I am Camille Claudel! And if you don't know it, I'll show you!
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Alternate Versions

The North American theatrical release was cut to 158 minutes. The Region 1 VHS and DVD releases used this cut print. The full-length 175-minute version is available on Region 2 DVDs released in Europe. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Spleen
from "Ariettes oubliées"
Music by Claude Debussy
Poem by Paul Verlaine
Performed by Barbara Hendricks soprano, Michel Beroff piano
(p) EMI Classics
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Extremely underrated. Adjani's performance is epic!
22 January 2008 | by saucyjack1968See all my reviews

This film is beyond beautiful and beyond heartbreaking. After 19 years, it still tears the heart right out of me. I first saw "Camille Claudel" while it was on it's Oscar campaign in 1990 for "Best Foreign Film" and "Best Actress - Isabelle Adjani". I hadn't really begun to appreciate foreign film yet so I had no idea what to expect. What I saw was an angel beyond description giving one of the greatest acting performances I had EVER seen, still to this day. This film is heart-wrenching in it's beauty and romantic tragedy. In fact it makes art of it. I went back to the theater to watch it six times, I even dragged friends along. Yes the film was brilliant, but what I went back to see was perhaps the most beautiful woman I've ever seen on the big screen. Isabelle Adjani's beauty in this film is breath-taking and her performance is one of the most intense and deeply moving in history. I have this film on VHS and DVD. I still love to watch it.


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