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2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Soon-to-be-legendary primitivist painter and outsider artist Séraphine "de Senlis" Louis (Yolande Moreau) toils as a maidservant in the homes of the bourgeoisie in Senlis, France. For decades, Louis harbors a secret passion for painting in the evenings after work -- one that is discovered serendipitously by renowned German art collector Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur). Taken by the woman's enormous talent, Uhde becomes determined to bring Louis' art to the world -- and to change her life.

Cast: Yolande Moreau , Ulrich Tukur , Anne Bennent , Geneviève Mnich , Nico Rogner , Adélaïde Leroux , Serge Larivière , Dominique Pozzetto

Director: Martin Provost

Genres: Biography, War, Drama

Distributor: Music Box

Séraphine (2008)

Release Date: June 5th, 2009|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a movie about a scrubwoman who paints - so don't expect lots of sex scenes or car chases. Just expect a great performance by Moreau, who will convince you that she painted every one of those paintings - and lived them all before she painted them. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The rare movie that manages to convey the inner soul of an artist. show more

  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Moving historical drama brings a fascinating chapter of art history to life. show more

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