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Camille Claudel

  • Film

Time Out says

Paris 1885: by night, a sculptress fills a suitcase with clay from a workman's trench. Such is the intense dedication of Camille Claudel (Adjani), whose desire to win favourable patronage from Rodin (Depardieu) drives her into a disastrous affair with that womanising egotist, thus alienating her family (including poet Paul). As ever in movies about artistic genius, a break-up sends Camille round the bend - a surefire guarantee of prolific productivity, the inevitable neglect of which, by a blinkered bourgeois intelligentsia, pushes her into ever more manic creativity and misery. Nuytten's film would seem far less banal if it were half the length; at almost three hours, we are simply left with trite ideas about artistic inspiration, and a glossy costumer that makes all too predictable points about the ambivalent nature of insanity, the importance of status and money in the art world, and the position of women in a male-dominated society.
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Release Details

  • Duration:174 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Bruno Nuytten
  • Screenwriter:Bruno Nuytten, Marily Goldin
  • Cast:
    • Danielle Lebrun
    • Katrine Boorman
    • Laurent Gréville
    • Gérard Depardieu
    • Madeleine Robinson
    • Alain Cuny
    • Isabelle Adjani
    • Philippe Clévenot
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