Camille Claudel (1988)

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Camille Claude impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and she also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow.


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  • Isabelle Adjani and Gérard Depardieu in Camille Claudel (1988)
  • Isabelle Adjani in Camille Claudel (1988)
  • Gérard Depardieu in Camille Claudel (1988)
  • Gérard Depardieu in Camille Claudel (1988)
  • Isabelle Adjani in Camille Claudel (1988)
  • Isabelle Adjani in Camille Claudel (1988)

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6 November 2015 | SnoopyStyle
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| compelling performances
It's 1885. Camille Claudel (Isabelle Adjani) is a French sculptor and sister of writer Paul Claudel. Famed sculptor Auguste Rodin (Gérard Depardieu) is taken with her work and hires her as an assistant. She becomes both his mistress and protégé. There is prejudice against woman sculptors. The complicated relationship and professional difficulties cause Camille to descend into madness.

Isabelle Adjani is terrific. Her performance is compelling and so is Depardieu. I really like the actors doing their sculpting. I like the obsessive nature of the art work. The plot lacks a certain intensity. It would be helpful to foreshadow her madness earlier in the movie or else the romance caused her mental issues. That's very old fashion melodrama. The running time is also a bit long at almost three hours.

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