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Divertimento (1992)

More than just an abbreviated form of "La Belle Noiseuse", Rivette re-cut his footage with some important differences in point of view - this one being more from Marianne's point of view.

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Jacques Rivette

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Pascal Bonitzer (dialogue), Christine Laurent (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Michel Piccoli ... Edouard Frenhofer
Jane Birkin ... Liz
Emmanuelle Béart ... Marianne
Marianne Denicourt ... Julienne
David Bursztein David Bursztein ... Nicolas Walbert
Gilles Arbona Gilles Arbona ... Porbus
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More than just an abbreviated form of "La Belle Noiseuse", Rivette re-cut his footage with some important differences in point of view - this one being more from Marianne's point of view.

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French

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One of my all time favorite movies.
10 July 2003 | by donahue-1See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all time and was released in two versions - with La Belle Noiseuse being the longer of the two.

I definitely recommend picking a quiet evening - perhaps with a glass of wine in hand - - and enjoying.

This is a story of an artist (Michel Piccoli) - who after several years of retirement - - is coaxed by his friend to return to his craft to paint his unrealized masterpiece. He chooses - as his model - a beautiful temperament full young woman - rather than his wife (Jane Birkin).

Several beautifully interwoven themes of human emotions are evident - jealously - frustration - longing - triumph and finally understanding.

For those of you who enjoy this film - I would also recommend the classic: Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise).


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