Camille Claudel


Camille Claudel

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The story of Camille Claudel, sister of well-known French diplomat and poet Paul Claudel, is relatively unknown outside Europe. A sculptress, she was deeply involved both romantically and professionally with famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. Camille Claudel was produced at the instigation of its star, Isabelle Adjani, who plays Camille. The film explores her 15 year relationship with Auguste, a period in which she descends into madness. Ultimately, her family commits her to a mental institution for the remainder of her life. Camille is depicted as being torn between her affections for the men in her life, brother Paul and lover Rodin, and her own artistic ambitions. The film has a feminist perspective, showing how these two strong, occasionally overbearing personalities thwart Camille's drive to succeed as a sculptor. Rodin is played by Gerard Depardieu, and Laurent Crevill is Paul.

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Isabelle Adjani
as Camille Claudel
Gérard Depardieu
as Auguste Rodin
Laurent Grevill
as Paul Claudel
Alain Cuny
as Louis-Prosper Claudel
Madeleine Robinson
as Louise-Athanaise Claudel
Katrine Boorman
as Jessie Lipscomb
Danièle Lebrun
as Rose Beuret
Aurelle Doazan
as Louise Claudel
Maxime Leroux
as Claude Debussy
Michel Beroff
as Orchestra Conductor
Benoit Vergne
as Auguste Beuret
Patrick Palmero
as Photographer
Anne-Marie Pisani
as Opera Singer
Lison Bonfils
as Hostel Manager
Eric Lorvoire
as Ferdinand de Massary
Dany Simon
as Mme. Morhardt
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Critic Reviews for Camille Claudel

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Audience Reviews for Camille Claudel

  • Jun 09, 2009
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2009
    Excellent film. Depressing story. Certainly worth seeing once.
    Morris N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2008
    Accurate portrait,honest biopic,a legend on-screen.Claudel the artist by the chameleon Adjani.
    Dimitris S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 28, 2007
    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 B Super Reviewer

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