Hero of Montmartre (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

Hero of Montmartre (1958)

Hero of Montmartre




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Movie Info

A biopic of Modigliani (Gerard Philipe) focuses on his romantic life and the realism of early-20th-century Paris. The film is alternately known as Modigliani of Montparnasse and Modigliani.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Max Ophuls, Henri Jeanson, Max Ophüls, Jacques Becker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 15, 1993
Franco London Films


Gérard Philipe
as Amedeo Modigliani
Lilli Palmer
as Beatrice Hastings
Anouk Aimée
as Jeanne Hebuterne
Lea Padovani
as Rosalie
Gérard Séty
as Sborowski
Lila Kedrova
as Mme. Sborowski
Jean Lanier
as Hebuterne
Harry Max
as Doctor
Mme. Paquerette
as Mme. Salomon
Antoine Tudal
as Cendrars
Denise Vernac
as Mme. Hebuterne
Antoine Tudal
as Cendrars
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Becker's humanism is unwavering, even when confronting such stereotypes as the rich American philistine or the uncomprehending working man.

Full Review… | January 22, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

The one bright spot is Miss Palmer, who acts with the breezy air of one who looks upon drunken artists as amusements. Maybe that's the way to look at this film.

Full Review… | January 22, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

A highly personal effort by one of the idols of the New Wave generation.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

As a whole, the film is somewhat of a failure for Becker, but there are enough fine moments to recommend it.

Full Review… | January 22, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A hauntingly moving portrait about the last year or so in the life of the early 20th-century painter Modigliani.

Full Review… | May 29, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

July 6, 2005

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