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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 »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Camille Claudel
... Auguste Rodin
... Louise-Athanaise Claudel
Laurent Grévill ... Paul Claudel
Philippe Clévenot ... Eugène Blot
... Jessie Lipscomb
Maxime Leroux ... Claude Debussy
Danièle Lebrun ... Rose Beuret
Jean-Pierre Sentier ... Limet
... Morhardt
Aurelle Doazan ... Louise Claudel
Madeleine Marie ... Victoire
... Louis-Prosper Claudel
Gérard Beaume
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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$201,055
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A major scene in the movie depicts the announcement of the death of Victor Hugo. In The Story of Adele H (1975), Isabelle Adjani played Adèle Hugo, Victor Hugo's daughter who, like Camille Claudel, suffered from schizophrenia. See more »

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Robert: [while looking at Camille's sculpture] How did you know there were people inside the big white rock?
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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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Wonderful! A must see for those who appreciate quality films.
14 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I couldn't take my eyes away from the television, and it wasn't because it was in French with English subtitles. This is a superbly acted film depicting two artists' work, passion, fears and ultimately her downfall, falling victim to her own creative mind.

Now that this wonderful story will be a Broadway musical in 2003 under the finesse of Frank Wildhorn and the magical voice of lovely Linda Eder, one will certainly appreciate familiarizing themselves with the background of the subject of this movie, Camille Claudel.


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