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Camille Claudel (1988)

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Camille Claude impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and she also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow.

Director:

Bruno Nuytten

Writers:

Reine-Marie Paris (based on the book by), Bruno Nuytten (scenario and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Adjani ... Camille Claudel
Gérard Depardieu ... Auguste Rodin
Madeleine Robinson ... Louise-Athanaise Claudel
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... Paul Claudel
Philippe Clévenot Philippe Clévenot ... Eugène Blot
Katrine Boorman ... Jessie Lipscomb
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Claude Debussy
Danièle Lebrun ... Rose Beuret
Jean-Pierre Sentier Jean-Pierre Sentier ... Limet
Roger Planchon ... Morhardt
Aurelle Doazan Aurelle Doazan ... Louise Claudel
Madeleine Marie Madeleine Marie ... Victoire
Alain Cuny ... Louis-Prosper Claudel
Gérard Baume Gérard Baume ... (as Gérard Beaume)
Martin Berléand Martin Berléand ... Robert
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and for Rodin. She also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow... Written by Yepok

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Trivia

A major scene in the movie depicts the announcement of the death of Victor Hugo. In The Story of Adele H (1975), Isabelle Adjani played Adèle Hugo, Victor Hugo's daughter who, like Camille Claudel, suffered from schizophrenia. See more »

Quotes

Auguste Rodin: Never think in surfaces, think in depths.
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Alternate Versions

The North American theatrical release was cut to 158 minutes. The Region 1 VHS and DVD releases used this cut print. The full-length 175-minute version is available on Region 2 DVDs released in Europe. The version on Blu-Ray and Amazon Prime Video is 173 minutes, just 2 minutes short of the original European release. See more »


Soundtracks

Spleen
from "Ariettes oubliées"
Music by Claude Debussy
Poem by Paul Verlaine
Performed by Barbara Hendricks soprano, Michel Beroff piano
(p) EMI Classics
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Nice Face, Nice Sculptures!
25 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

There's some nice photography in here, which is what helped me get through this long (159 minutes) soap opera-type story about the girlfriend (the title name, played by Isabelle Adjani) of the famous sculptor Rodin (Gerard Depardieu).

There are a lot of closeups of Adjani which was fine with me as I never get tired of seeing her looks. "Camille" also was a sculptor but when the romance with Rodin went sour, she went literally crazy. This movie details that saga.

In addition to the cinematography, you get to see some great sculptures - really good pieces of work. I just wish they had shown how the artists accomplished these pieces. Since they are just actors, all it did was show the two leads chipping away chunks of clay, never showing any detail work.

At least, the film made me appreciate the art form more.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

21 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camille Claudel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,273, 25 December 1989

Gross USA:

$3,331,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,331,297
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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