Plot & Details
Not to be confused with the 1986 Derek Jarman-directed biopic of the same name, this Italian-language dramatization of the life of controversial artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was helmed by Angelo Longoni and shot by Vittorio Storaro (Last Tango in Paris). It stars Alessio Boni in the title role, and a cast including Elena Sofia Ricci, Paolo Briguglia and Claire Keim. The film relays how Caravaggio - a man driven by passion, intensity and lust - also grappled with violence and an overwhelming love for prostitute Fillide Melandroni (Keim) - an obsession that prompted the artist's downfall.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 211min.
- DVD Release Date: 09/07/2010
- Director(s): Angelo Longoni
- Starring: Alessio Boni , Sofia Ricci , Jordi Mollà , Paolo Briguglia , Claire Keim
- Themes: Bohemian Life
- Tone: Passionate,Visceral,Stirring
- Keywords: artist, painter, prostitute/prostitution
- Language: Italian