Total Eclipse Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Total Eclipse the Movie

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Unfortunate look at the mutually destructive relationship between 19th-century French poets Arthur Rimbaud (DiCaprio) and Paul Verlaine (Thewlis). Rimbaud was a 16-year-old Parisian sensation for his iconoclastic work but what's presented is an obnoxious showoff, while the older, married Verlaine is a drunken lout who abuses his teenaged wife Mathilde (Bohringer). There's lots of dissolute, violent behavior and absolutely no insight into their work (which is the only reason to care). Ugly film wastes a lot of talent.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Biopics: Writers, Period Piece: 19th Century, Paris, Poetry, Gays, Flashback
Christopher Hampton
Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc
Yorgos Arvanitis
Agnieszka Holland
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Isabelle Lorente
Jean-Pierre Ramsay Levi, Staffan Ahrenberg, Jean-Yves Asselin, Pascale Faubert, Fine Line Features

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