The Moderns (1988)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB

USA, 1988.  Nelson Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

This meandering drama features characters who constantly threaten to be memorable but never quite manage it.  plays an American expatriate living as an artist in Paris who gets involved in a scam involving forged paintings. When he re-encounters an old flame (), he is dismayed to find that she is now living with a heartless, filthy rich art collector (). He does whatever he can to take her away, but complications ensue. Supporting characters such as  and Genevieve Bujold add lots of colour, but no matter how good Rudolph is at recreating the period this film is completely lifeless.

Venice Film Festival Award:  In Competition


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