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The Impressionists 

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"Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Manet. Entirely based on documentary ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Richard Armitage ...  Young Claude Monet 3 episodes, 2006
Charlie Condou ...  Renoir 3 episodes, 2006
Aden Gillett ...  Degas 3 episodes, 2006
Julian Glover ...  Claude Monet - Older 3 episodes, 2006
Andrew Havill ...  Manet 3 episodes, 2006
Will Keen ...  Cézanne / ... 3 episodes, 2006
Michael Müller ...  François Thiébault-Sisson 3 episodes, 2006
Sebastian Armesto ...  Art Critic / ... 2 episodes, 2006
Isobel Pravda Isobel Pravda ...  Camille Monet 2 episodes, 2006
Crispin Redman ...  Marquis de Chennevières 2 episodes, 2006
Amanda Root ...  Alice Hoschedé 2 episodes, 2006
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"Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Manet. Entirely based on documentary evidence, special effects transport the viewer inside some of the world's best-loved paintings, The Impressionists will recreate the illuminated landscapes, and haunting portraits of late 19th-century France." Written by Granada International

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April 2006 (UK) See more »

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Refreshing Television
8 October 2008 | by sml_photoggerSee all my reviews

I found this a very honest and accurate account of the Impressionist Painters. As it says at the beginning: This is a true story and is based on letters & interviews. Having read a great deal about the painters, I did hear several bits of dialog that rang true. I'm sure there's the odd liberty here and there. The film primarily focuses on Monet, Manet, Degas, Renior, Cezane, and Bazille. However, being a woman I really wish they had included, even if in passing, a bit on the contributions of Morisot & Cassatt. Still, A very enjoyable 3 part series. Beautifully filmed and some very good acting. (and Richard Armitage is just lovely to look at!) DVD also includes an extra biography of Monet.


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