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Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful (2020)

Unrated | | Documentary | 9 July 2020 (Germany)
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The trailblazing late photographer Helmut Newton had a defining impact on the worlds of fashion and art.

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Gero von Boehm

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Gero von Boehm
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Credited cast:
Isabella Rossellini ... Self
Charlotte Rampling ... Self
Catherine Deneuve ... Self
Grace Jones ... Self
Claudia Schiffer ... Self
Hanna Schygulla ... Self
Marianne Faithfull ... Self
Anna Wintour ... Self
Susan Sontag ... Self (archive footage)
Helmut Newton ... Self (archive footage)
Nadja Auermann Nadja Auermann ... Self
June Newton ... Self (archive footage)
Arja Toyryla Arja Toyryla ... Self
Carla Sozzani Carla Sozzani ... Self
Phyllis Posnick Phyllis Posnick ... Self
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Born into a wealthy Jewish family, Helmut Newton came of age ensconced in the seductive decadence of an 'anything goes' Berlin under the Weimar Republic. His teenaged apprenticeship under commercial photography pioneer Yva - who perished in the Holocaust - coincided with his family's persecution under the rise of the Third Reich and the emergence of the striking aesthetics of infamous Nazi propagandist, filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. He escaped with members of his family in 1938 and met his life partner June while in Australia working as a commercial photographer. The couple eventually settled in Paris where Helmut's gradual evolution beyond the, then, conservative confines of fashion photography coincided with the radical political upheaval of 60s France. Interpreting the most traumatic political and cultural shift in German history, Helmut established his artistic legacy by effectively channeling his past into an erotically charged, highly-subversive portfolio dominated by bold 'Aryan'... Written by Mae Moreno

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Germany

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English | French | German

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9 July 2020 (Germany) See more »

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$156,392
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Lupa Film, Monarda Arts See more »
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16:9 HD
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