The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)

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The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored.




  • Emmanuelle Béart in The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
  • Jane Birkin and Marianne Denicourt in The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
  • Emmanuelle Béart in The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
  • The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
  • Emmanuelle Béart in The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
  • The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)

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4 November 2005 | b-gaist
| It Can Change Your Life
This is one of those films which remains etched in the memory and can even change a person's life in a subtle way; certainly it can offer an insight into the art of painting unlike any other film I've seen. It is long, in the sense that classics of world literature can be lengthy - in other words, in an epic sense. I simply cannot restrain my enthusiasm for this film, which is ultimately nothing less than a psychological study of the creative process and its effect on human relationships. Every frame of those 4 hours of viewing is in its own way intriguing and inviting, and of course Beart is very beautiful. But the scenery, too, the old estate on which Frenhofer lives, is a character in the film, reflecting the artists own genteel, yet restless seniority perfectly. Shall I say more? Buy a good bottle of French red wine and sip it with relish, while immersing yourself free of preconceptions (about long movies or artistic pretentiousness) in this masterpiece! It is not about showing off, it is about the human condition. Nothing is entirely infallible, of course, so 9 out of 10.

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