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Hemingway: Winner Take Nothing (1998)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 1998
Before her death in 1996, Margaux Hemingway travels to Europe in a bid to uncover more about her famous grandfather, Ernest Hemingway's life. As she delves into her family history, she ... See full summary »

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Michael Collins

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Michael Collins
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Jimmy Buffett ... Self
Jacques Chirac Jacques Chirac ... Self
Luis Miguel Dominguín Luis Miguel Dominguín ... Self
Bernard Foucher Bernard Foucher ... Self
Ernest Hemingway ... Self (archive footage)
Jack Hemingway Jack Hemingway ... Self
Joan Hemingway Joan Hemingway ... Self
Margaux Hemingway ... Self
Jane Seymour ... Self
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Before her death in 1996, Margaux Hemingway travels to Europe in a bid to uncover more about her famous grandfather, Ernest Hemingway's life. As she delves into her family history, she uncovers parallels between her grandfathers self destructive nature and her own life, marred by alcoholism, divorce, and bulimia. As tensions appear in her marriage to director Bernard Foucher, she returns to America, facing difficult personal questions about herself. Written by Anonymous

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Principal shooting began in 1984, when Margaux Hemingway and her husband Bernard Foucher traveled to Cuba, but the project struggled to get off the ground. The documentary was finally released in 1998, after Margaux's death at the age of 41. The marriage between Hemingway and Foucher had disintegrated during the filming and it was left to Foucher to finish the film. See more »

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Insightful and revealing
4 February 2014 | by HollywoodshackSee all my reviews

This appears to be an unfinished documentary from Margaux and her ex-husband, Bernard Foucher retracing grandpa Ernest's life of fame in Europe. The key segment where the couple would meet friends and relatives of Hemingway at a Venice party seems to have not been completed because the couple's canal boat got lost so they had to arrive later at night. So the focus of the film becomes more a posthumous tribute to Margaux that explores the influences her father and grandfather had on her life. She visits Paris to learn of Hemingway's life during the war and the impact art had on his writing, then moves onto Pampalona to see the running of the bulls and a bullfight. Margaux even tries her hand at it during a practice session and almost gets gored. Hemingway wrote, "Never take your wife to Pampalona" so it seems the curse of his words split up his granddaughter's marriage, too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1998 (USA) See more »

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Watering Holes See more »

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Idaho, USA See more »

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MPI Media Group See more »
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