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Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Camille Claudel

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(out of 5)


Like many female classical artists of yesteryear, Camille Claudel was a talented, gifted sculptor whose work has long been ignored or (mistakenly?) attributed to a male artist who worked near her. In Claudel’s case, it was the sculptor Rodin, who was a lifelong colleague, friend and sometimes lover who was an integral part of shaping both her art and her life.  brings a lot of fiery intensity to the role of Claudel, while  is the perfect match for her as Rodin in this excellent biographical film by Bruno Nuytten. Sumptuously produced, it allows Adjani (who also produced the film) endless amounts of room to show what a marvelous actress she is, though sadly she hasn’t had this good a role ever since. If you have the blessed fortune to watch it you will enjoy an extremely satisfying experience.


Les Films Christian Fechner, Lilith Films I.A., Gaumont, France 2, Films A2, DD Productions, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Sofica Créations, Sofimage, Soficas Investimages, Images Investissements, Soffia

France, 1988

Directed by 

Scenario and dialogue by Bruno Nuytten, , collaborator on dialogue , based on the book by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by 

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Awards 1989

Golden Globe Awards 1989

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