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The Artist and the Model (2012)

El artista y la modelo (original title)
R | | Drama | 2 August 2013 (USA)
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Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marc Cros
... Mercè
... Léa
... María
... Werner
Christian Sinniger ... Emile
Martin Gamet ... Pierre
Mateo Deluz ... Henri
Simon Guilbert ... Cura
Alain Torrent ... Campesino mercado
Michel Jaquesmin ... Patrón café
Dorian Astrou ... Niños
Albam Riou ... Niños
Guillaume Virag ... Niños
Sarah Villesvieille ... Niños
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Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. One day, Léa gives shelter to a beautiful young Spanish political refugee named Mercè. Marc soon understands that the girl, who agrees to pose for him, inspires him and that he has no choice but to embark on this last artistic (and sensual) adventure... Written by Guy Bellinger

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sculptor | art | wound | no music | suicide | See All (33) »

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Rated R for sequences of graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,900, 4 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$107,300, 6 September 2013
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Trivia

Trueba had had this project in store since 1990. Initally he was to make this film in collaboration with Maximo, his sculptor brother. But his brother died and he gave up the whole thing until 2010. See more »

Quotes

Léa: Artists have the right to see women naked. Artists and doctors.
Henri: What about priests?
Léa: What about them?
Henri: Do they have the right to see women naked?
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Spoofed in Los Goya 27 edición (2013) See more »

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Caravan
Written by Juan Tizol
Performed by Duke Ellington
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Artistic
8 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

First off, there is a lot of nudity. Though mostly it is not sexualized nudity (if you dismiss a bit of voyeurism that will be going on at some point). But it's necessary, because in this case if is there to prove a point. Actually to show us the view/take on things by the main male character, who is a sculptor (mainly).

There is different takes on life and what it can portray or what it is. There is also a spin on the Adam and Eve story here (which might be too on the nose and a comparison the movie itself does not shy away from). The actors are really good and the movie has a nice pace, even if at first you're not sure where it's all heading. And it's in black and white, like the poster suggest and surely the trailer is showing too ;o)


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