Total Eclipse (1995)
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This historical drama, directed by Agnieszka Holland, focuses on the rocky relationship between the renowned 19th century French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. Rimbaud (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a teenage wunderkind known for his rebelliousness against conventional society and his surrealistic writing. He disrupts the life of Verlaine (David Thewlis), a more conventional writer who is older and married to a dutiful young wife, Mathilde (Romane Bohringer). The drunken Verlaine is unkind to
Nov 3, 1995 Wide
Dec 21, 1999
New Line Home Entertainment
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A misguided project from Holland: Watching Verlaine and Rimbeau engage in endless arguments about the nature of love, you wonder when they had time to create the poetry that revolutionized the world.
Fascinating biopic marred by Di Caprio's performance.
Despite its fascinating subject matter, Total Eclipse is both unflattering and loveless.
a noble effort to capture Rimbaud's genius, but it fails to take enough risks to get close to the enigmatic poet.
A disappointing biography about the homosexual relationship of two famous 19th century French poets.
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