Camille Claudel (1988)




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The troubled life of French sculptor Camille Claudel and her long relationship with legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin are portrayed in this passionate biographical drama, featuring an acclaimed performance by Isabelle Adjani. Beginning in the 1880s with a young Claudel's first meeting with Rodin, the film traces the development of their intense romantic bond. The growth of this relationship coincides with the rise of Claudel's career, helping her overcome prejudices against female artists. … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bruno Nuytten, Marilyn Goldin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 23, 2001
Orion Home Video


as Camille Claudel

as Auguste Rodin

as Paul Claudel

as Louis-Prosper Claude...

as Louise-Athanaise Cla...

as Jessie Lipscomb

as Rose Beuret

as Louise Claudel

as Claude Debussy

as Orchestra Conductor

as Auguste Beuret

as Photographer

as Opera Singer

as Dr. Michaux

as Opera Singer

as Hostel Manager

as Ferdinand de Massary

as Mme. Morhardt
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Critic Reviews for Camille Claudel

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | October 13, 2008
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Camille Claudel


This movie shows us once again that anyone can have a screwed up loving relationship. And for all the single girls out there who thing the man they are having an affair with are every going to leave there wife's, let's just say your chances of winning the lottery are better. In this movie we see French sculptor Camille Claudel develops her talent and ambition. In the process she catches the attention of legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin. Who she falls madly in love with and his passion for her is undeniable. But after Rodin turns her away and favor's his wife, her passion turns into rage, and her work once at its height in France tumbles, and she is committed for years in a mental institution. More or less the life and times of Camille Claudel . Get a large bag of Pop Corn, 2 Pizza's and a quart of ice cream as this is a long one in French with English Subtitles. Did you expect different I doubt that 1 out 500 Americans even know who Camille Claudel was. 3 1/2 stars.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Focused on the mistress of Rodin, I found Gerard Depardieu's depiction of the artist to be the most compelling part of the film. When he is on, he can easily do that in a picture.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Accurate portrait,honest biopic,a legend on-screen.Claudel the artist by the chameleon Adjani.

Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

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