Total Eclipse Poster

Release Date: November 3rd, 1995

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 1999

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Youthful poet Paul Verlaine (David Thewlis) drinks absinthe and neglects his devoted wife, Mathilde (Romane Bohringer). Arthur Rimbaud (Leonardo DiCaprio), an even younger and more celebrated poet, enters their lives and alienates the couple even further, seducing Paul and haughtily mocking their bourgeois lifestyle even as he benefits from it. Mathilde stands by Paul after he is jailed for sodomy, but she cannot prevent the poets' self-destructive descent.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc, Felicie Pasotti Carbarbaye, Nita Klein, James Thiérrée, Emmanuelle Oppo

Director: Agnieszka Holland

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Judge, Wife, Passionate, Temptation, Mother, 1980s, Fall, Sister, Prison, Forbidden love, Husband