Modigliani 2004

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Modigliani ★ 2004 (R)

Garcia is miscast as debauched Italian Jewish artist Amedeo Modgliani, who's living it up in Paris, circa 1919, and having a tragic love affair with his beautiful Catholic mistress, Jeanne (Zylberstein), who leaves her family for him. Writer/director Davis invents a feud between Modigliani and a glowering Picasso (Djalili) to further liven up the action. It doesn't work and neither does the film, which is almost a melodramatic parody of screen bios about the art world.128m/C DVD . FR IT RO GE GB US Andy Garcia, Elsa Zylberstein, Omid Djalili, Hippolyte Girardot, Udo Kier, Peter Capaldi, Miriam Margolyes, Eva Herzigova, Susie Amy, Louis Hilyer, Stevan Rimkus, Dan Astileanu, George Ivascu, Michelle Newell, Frederico Ambrosino, Irina Dinescu, Theodor Danetti, Ion Siminie, Lance Henriksen, Beatrice Chiriac; D: Mick Davis; W: Mick Davis; C: Emmanuel (Manu) Kadosh; M: Guy Farley.