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Modigliani (2004)

The story of Amedeo Modigliani's bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne.

Director:

Mick Davis

Writer:

Mick Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Amedeo Modigliani
Elsa Zylberstein ... Jeanne Hébuterne
Omid Djalili ... Pablo Picasso
Hippolyte Girardot ... Maurice Utrillo
Eva Herzigova ... Olga Picasso
Udo Kier ... Max Jacob
Susie Amy ... Beatrice Hastings
Peter Capaldi ... Jean Cocteau (as Peter Capadli)
Louis Hilyer Louis Hilyer ... Zborowski
Stevan Rimkus Stevan Rimkus ... Soutine
Dan Astileanu Dan Astileanu ... Diego Rivera (as Dan Astilean)
George Ivascu ... Moise Kisling
Michelle Newell Michelle Newell ... Eudoxie Hébuterne
Frederico Ambrosino Frederico Ambrosino ... Little Dedo
Miriam Margolyes ... Gertrude Stein
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Storyline

Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. The couple has an illegitimate child, and Jeanne's bigoted parents send the baby to a faraway convent to be raised by nuns. Modigliani is distraught and needs money to rescue and raise his child. The answer arrives in the shape of Paris' annual art competition. Prize money and a guaranteed career await the winner. Neither Modigliani, nor his dearest friend and rival Picasso have ever entered the competition, believing that it is beneath true artists like themselves. But push comes to shove with the welfare of his child on the line, and Modigliani signs up for the competition in a drunken and drug-induced tirade. Picasso follows suit and all of Paris is aflutter with excitement at who will win. With the balance of his relationship with Jeanne... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Inspired by live, driven by rivalry, consumed by passion. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Reunites Andy Garcia with Lance Henrikson after Jennifer Eight (1992) See more »

Goofs

"La Vie en Rose" was written in 1942 and Edith Piaf was born in 1915. See more »

Quotes

Amedeo Modigliani: Tell me, Pablo, how do you make love to a cube?
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Soundtracks

Ode to Innocence
Performed by Sasha Lazard
Composed by Giulio Caccini, James Ide & Dale Wardlaw
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Modigliani-art about art
18 August 2005 | by sabioanaSee all my reviews

I find Modigliani a movie worth to be seen! Some of you might consider it doesn't capture the real "spirit" of that era or that it's being put too much accent on the painter's madness and on his interior drama; but this is Modigliani in Mick Davis's conception, it's a movie not a documentary! The soundtrack is perfectly chosen to amplify the feelings transmitted by the excellent performance of the actors. It is more than a cinematographic production. It is a symbiosis between passion and love, human nature and vices. The memories of Amedeo about his childhood, the reproofs of "Modigliani-the little boy ", the incapacity of resisting to temptations and the permanent psychological pressure given by having such a rivalry have driven him to auto-destruction. It is the destiny of a man who passed away just a moment before tasting success... I consider Modigliani-the movie- art about art.


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Official Sites:

Limelight [France]

Country:

UK | Germany | Romania | France | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Modigliani Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,360, 15 May 2005

Gross USA:

$205,165

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,547,008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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