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1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
This fictional portrait of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Nigel Terry) follows the painter as he wanders the streets, often using prostitutes and homeless people as models for his work, which was lauded in his own time. Involved with two very different lovers, Ranuccio (Sean Bean) and Lena (Tilda Swinton), Caravaggio leads a troubled life in spite of his relative success, with his reckless behavior steering him towards an early grave.

Cast: Nigel Terry , Sean Bean , Michael Gough , Tilda Swinton , Nigel Davenport , Robbie Coltrane , Garry Cooper , Lol Coxhill

Director: Derek Jarman

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Caravaggio (1986)

Release Date: April 9th, 1992|1 hr. 29 min.

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critic reviews (5)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's often beautiful to watch, although it's more interested in visual style than philosophical depth. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    Marrying a painterly aesthetic with a defiantly homosexual sensibility, this ironic biopic is probably the most accessible film of avant-garde British director Derek Jarman. show more

  • 80
    Variety

    Much of the joy of the film is to be found in the way Jarman and his team recreate the look and color of the original paintings. show more

  • May 14, 2010 MitchP NYC
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    Caravaggio was a BAROQUE artist, not a RENAISSANCE one as stated above.

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