Montparnasse 19 (1958)

The story of dissolute painter Modigliani (Gérard Philippe) and the women in his life.

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Alternative titles

  • Les Amants de Montparnasse Alternative French
  • The Lovers of Montparnasse Alternative
  • Modigliani of Montparnasse Alternative
  • Montparnasse Alternative French


Becker inherited this production about the painter Modigliani when Max Ophuls fell ill. While Gérard Philippe plays the dissolute artist failing to sell his work in a predominantly mournful key, the film is mainly memorable for the vivid portrayals of the two important women in his life: his masochistic mistress and the devoted model Jeanne, superbly incarnated by Anouk Aimee.

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