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In the early 20th century, Lazar -a taciturn woodsman- asks the disenchanted portraitist Arkadi to immortalize his child. The execution of this portrait will unsettle both men while revealing their inner fears and change their outlook on life.

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Pierre Cendors (adaptation), Pierre Cendors (co-writer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frantz Herman Frantz Herman ... Arkadi
Nicolas Gruber Nicolas Gruber ... Lazar
Frédérique Camaret Frédérique Camaret ... The woman in black
Hélène Hiquily Hélène Hiquily ... Arkadi's wife
Leila Jaskula Leila Jaskula ... The young bride
Tom Maurel Tom Maurel ... Lazar'son
Victor Michel Victor Michel ... Arkadi as a child
Evelyne Diala Evelyne Diala ... The young bride's mother
Lisa Chabot Lisa Chabot ... The little girl
Odile Viale Odile Viale ... The little girl's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Evrard Patrick Evrard ... The chief smuggler
Vincent Lahens Vincent Lahens ... The second smuggler
Gaël Macho Gaël Macho ... The upper middle class man
Julien Vernier Julien Vernier ... The young smuggler
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Storyline

In the early 20th century, Lazar -a taciturn woodsman- asks the disenchanted portraitist Arkadi to immortalize his child. The execution of this portrait will unsettle both men while revealing their inner fears and change their outlook on life.

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death | life | painting | ghost | ritual | See All (5) »

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Try to find colors in a daily darkened by absence


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 January 2018 (Puerto Rico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Portrait See more »

Filming Locations:

South of France See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The actress Frédérique Camaret, who plays the role of the woman in black, speaks in Esperanto during the film. Christophe Leclaire, the director, has chosen to not translate this scene to maintain mystery around this character. See more »

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Arkadi: if it is anything else you want... Everything that is not possible to see...
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