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Klimt

Director:

Raoul Ruiz

Screenplay:

Raoul Ruiz

Producer:

Dieter Pochlatko, Film-Line, Lunar Films, Gemini Films

Cast:

John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane, Saffron Burrows, Nikolai Kinski

Cinematography:

Ricardo Aronovich
  • Drama
  • Standard Version: 93 min.
  • Director’s Cut: 129 min.
  • Participating television broadcasters: ORF, ARD
Gustav Klimt lived his life like he painted – full of intensity, sensuality and passion. In this biographical fantasy by acclaimed director Raoul Ruiz, Klimt (John Malkovich) recalls the decadence of his past in feverish visions from his deathbed. Reflecting on his many torrid affairs and struggles for artistic freedom, he travels back to the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. There, Klimt is introduced to mysterious dancer Leo de Castro (Saffron Burrows) who emerges as his muse and the personification of his own erotic ideals and carnal desires.
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Production Manager:

Marc Grewe

Original Music:

Jorge Arriagada

Film Editing:

Valeria Sarmiento

Sound Engineer:

Simon Gershon

Production Design:

Rudi Czettel, Katharina Wöppermann

Costume Design:

Birgit Hutter

Shooting Period:

January 4, 2005 - March 15, 2005

Completion Date:

September 1, 2005

Premiere:

March 1, 2006, 20:15: Konzerthaus, Wien, Österreich

Supported By:

Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Eurimages, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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