The Lovers of Montparnasse

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The Lovers of Montparnasse
LesAmantsdeMontparnasse.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Jacques Becker
Max Ophüls
(uncredited)
Produced by Sandro Pallavicini
Written by Novel:
Michel-Georges Michel
Screenplay:
Jacques Becker
Henri Jeanson
Starring Gérard Philipe
Lilli Palmer
Lino Ventura
Anouk Aimée
Music by Paul Misraki
Cinematography Christian Matras
Edited by Marguerite Renoir
Distributed by Les Acacias
Release dates
  • 4 April 1958 (1958-04-04)
Running time
108 minutes
Country France
Italy
West Germany
Language French

The Lovers of Montparnasse (French: Les Amants de Montparnasse), also known as Montparnasse 19, is a 1958 French-Italian drama film chronicling the last year of the life of the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani who worked and died in abject poverty in the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris, France.[1]

It was originally directed by Max Ophüls, but he died of rheumatic heart disease while shooting interiors on the film, so his name was credited as dedicatee; his friend Jacques Becker took over after Ophüls's death and completed filming.

There are at least two versions of the film; the longer version is about 2 hours long and has more scenes featuring the character of Léopold Zborowski.

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