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Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood (2018)

An exciting and unsettling cinematic journey through the life, work and torments of Caravaggio. Light and shadow, contrasts and contradictions, genius and intemperance distinguish his ... See full summary »

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Laura Allievi (screenplay), Cosetta Lagani (Storyline and Artistic Direction)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Manuel Agnelli Manuel Agnelli ... Caravaggio (voice)
Emanuele Marigliano Emanuele Marigliano ... Caravaggio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mina Gregori Mina Gregori ... Herself
Claudio Strinati Claudio Strinati ... Himself
Rossella Vodret Rossella Vodret ... Herself
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An exciting and unsettling cinematic journey through the life, work and torments of Caravaggio. Light and shadow, contrasts and contradictions, genius and intemperance distinguish his existence and his art. A narrative and visual excursus, filmed in : Milan, Florence, Rome, Naples and Malta.

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Italy

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Italian

Release Date:

19 February 2018 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Caravaggio - L'anima e il sangue See more »

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$38,289
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Sky Italia, Magnitudo See more »
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A great artist trivialised.
20 June 2018 | by cburgess-95885See all my reviews

"Caravaggio: The Soul & The Blood is the latest film about one of the greatest painters who ever lived. In his short and often violent life, Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio, or Caravaggio as he was commonly known, produced some of the most powerful religious images ever put on canvas. To be brutally honest, this film was a major disappointment. For a start, the photography in no way did Caravaggio's paintings justice; the film, after all, is about his art and life, not about the outside of churches, as beautiful as many of the churches no doubt are. The musical score is overwhelmingly loud, and pompous. Why the views and opinions of 'Caravaggio experts' were not sub-titled, is beyond me; having the dialogue in Italian, then to be overdubbed in English, makes for confusion. To cap it all, we are treated to an actor trying to portray (I assume), what a tormented soul Caravaggio was, by wrapping his face in cellophane, submerging himself in water, or smearing himself with tar. If that was the director's intention, then it didn't work: in fact, it was totally unnecessary. Having said that, the film is worth a look, if only to see Caravaggio's paintings up there on the big screen.


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