The film's plot centres on Klimt's passion for the French dancer and actress Lea de Castro, his struggle for artistic freedom, and his life-long but platonic relationship with Emilie Flöge. His close friendship with Egon Schiele forms the narrative voice of the film. A virtuoso homage to the famous Viennese artist and his life, set against the rich historical tapestry of the Fin de Siècle.
Technical Data
Running time: 97
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby SRD
Language spoken: English
Production year: 2006
Writer(s): Raoúl Ruiz
Cinematography: Ricardo Aranovich
Editing: Valeria Sarmiento-Ruiz
Key cast: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane, Saffron Burrows, Sandra Ceccarelli, Nikolai Kinski, Aglaia Szyszkowitz, Miguel Herz-Kestranek
Producer: Raoúl Ruiz
Producers: Dieter Pochlatko, Arno Ortmair, Matthew Justice, Andreas Schmid
Production company
epo-film Produktionsges.m.b.H
Edelsinnstraße 58
1120 Vienna
tel:+43 1 812 37 18
Film-Line (D), Lunar-Films (UK), Gemini Films (F), Andreas Schmid (D)
International Sales
Independent Film Sales
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