Séraphine (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Séraphine (2008)
  • Rate: 7.3/10 total 2,525 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Release Date: 1 October 2008 (France)
  • Runtime: 125 min | Canada:121 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Filming Location: Cathédrale, Senlis, Oise, France
  • Gross: $881,839(USA)(7 March 2010)
  • Director: Martin Provost
  • Stars: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur and Anne Bennent
  • Original Music By: Michael Galasso   
  • Soundtrack: La femme aux bijoux
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Artist | Painter | Art | Painting | French

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Marc Abdelnour  written by
  • Martin Provost  writer

Known Trivia

  • French visa # 117074 delivered on 27-7-2008.
  • Since the release of the films, the visitors to the museum of Senlis exhibiting her works has quadrupled and has not diminished to this day (August 2009).

Plot: Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis. Full summary » |  »

Story: In 1914, Wilhelm Uhde, a famous German art collector, rents an apartment in the town of Senlis, forty kilometers away from Paris, in order to write and to take a rest from the hectic life he has been living in the capital. The cleaning lady is a rather rough-and-ready forty-year-old woman who is the laughing stock of others. One day, Wilhelm who has been invited by his landlady, notices a small painting lying about in her living room. He is stunned to learn that the artist is no other than Séraphine.Written by Guy Bellinger  

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Produced By:

  • Virginie Breydel de Groeninghe known as assistant producer
  • Milena Poylo known as producer
  • Olivier Rausin known as co-producer
  • Gilles Sacuto known as producer
  • Arlette Zylberberg known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Yolande Moreau known as Séraphine Louis, dite Séraphine de Senlis
  • Ulrich Tukur known as Wilhelm Uhde
  • Anne Bennent known as Anne-Marie Uhde
  • Geneviève Mnich known as Mme Duphot
  • Nico Rogner known as Helmut Kolle
  • Adélaïde Leroux known as Minouche
  • Serge Larivière known as Duval
  • Françoise Lebrun known as La mère supérieure
  • Jean-Pascal Abribat known as Francis Gouyet – Journalist
  • Anne Benoît known as Mme Delonge
  • Joëlle Bobbio known as L'ouvrière en chef
  • Sandrine Bodenes known as Marie-Louise – Wilhelm's cook
  • Léna Breban known as Soeur Marguerite (as Léna Bréban)
  • Rosine Favey known as Une invitée de Mme Duphot
  • Serge Gaborieau known as Le médecin
  • Christine Garrivet known as Passante dans la rue
  • Hélène Hardouin
  • Francis Lacloche known as Le notaire
  • Corentin Lobet known as L'interne
  • Josette Ménard known as La bouchère
  • Dominique Pozzetto known as Anatole Duphot
  • Sophie Raive
  • Muriel Riou known as Berthe – Wilhelm's maid

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Virginie Berland known as facial hair maker
  • Evelyne Byot known as key makeup artist
  • Lelia Delval known as key hair stylist
  • Anne-Marie Demeur known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Lionel Brison known as painter
  • Loïc Chavanon known as property master
  • François Delaire known as assistant art director
  • Jean-Denis Riviere known as assistant art director
  • Nathalie Rousseau known as second assistant art director
  • Lisa Ternon known as assistant set dresser
  • Daniel Parceaud known as carpenter (uncredited)

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Production Companies:

  • TS Productions (presents)
  • France 3 Cinéma (in co-production with)
  • Climax Films (in co-production with)
  • Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) (in co-production with)
  • Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) (with the participation of)
  • Région Ile-de-France (with the support of)
  • Canal+ (with the participation of)
  • CinéCinéma (with the participation of)
  • TV5 Monde (with the participation of)
  • Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel et des Télédistributeurs Wallons (with the support of)
  • Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique (with the support of)
  • Tax Shelter ING Invest de Tax Shelter Productions (with the support of)
  • La Banque postale Image (in association with)
  • Sociétés de Financement Pour le Cinéma et l'audiov (in association with)
  • Soficinéma 3 (in association with)
  • Procirep (with the support of)
  • Angoa-Agicoa (with the support of)
  • Programme MEDIA de la Communauté Européenne (with the support of)

Other Companies:

  • Ad Hoc Sound Services  sound equipment provided by
  • Le Vestiaire  costume rental

Distributors:

  • Diaphana Films (2008) (France) (theatrical)
  • Cinéart (2009) (Belgium) (all media)
  • Arsenal Filmverleih (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Alcine Terran (2010) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Atalanta Filmes (2009) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • CDI Films (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Cinéart (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Filmtrade (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Golden Screen Cinemas (200?) (Malaysia) (theatrical)
  • Golem Distribución (200?) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Gutek Film (2009) (Poland) (theatrical)
  • Les Films Séville (2009) (Canada) (theatrical) (English speaking region)
  • Les Films Séville (200?) (Canada) (theatrical) (200?) (French speaking region)
  • Metrodome Distribution (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Music Box Films (2009) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Rialto Entertainment (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Rialto Entertainment (2008) (New Zealand) (theatrical)
  • With Cinema (2009) (South Korea) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Mondo (2009) (Finland) (all media)
  • E1 Entertainment (2009) (Canada) (DVD)
  • EDKO Film (2009) (Hong Kong) (all media)
  • Orlando Films (2009) (Israel) (all media)
  • TF1 Vidéo (2009) (France) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Twin Pics (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Plug Effects (visual effects by)

Visual Effects by:

  • Johnny Alves known as visual effects supervisor: PLUG EFFECTS
  • Nicolas Bonnell known as visual effects producer: Plug Effects

Release Date:

  • Canada 7 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • France 1 October 2008
  • Belgium 10 October 2008 (Gent International Film Festival)
  • Belgium 22 October 2008
  • Germany 11 November 2008 (Französische Filmtage Tübingen)
  • Egypt 27 November 2008 (Cairo International Film Festival)
  • Switzerland 28 January 2009 (French speaking region)
  • Germany 6 February 2009 (European Film Market)
  • USA 11 February 2009 (Portland International Film Festival)
  • France 2 April 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Greece 8 April 2009 (Festival du Film Francophone)
  • Greece 9 April 2009
  • USA 28 April 2009 (Newport Beach International Film Festival)
  • Spain 8 May 2009
  • Netherlands 12 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 1 June 2009 (Seattle International Film Festival)
  • South Korea 4 June 2009
  • Estonia 5 June 2009
  • USA 5 June 2009 (limited)
  • UK 23 June 2009 (Edinburgh Film Festival)
  • Sweden 26 June 2009
  • Canada 3 July 2009 (Vancouver)
  • Czech Republic 4 July 2009 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
  • Switzerland 30 July 2009 (German speaking region)
  • New Zealand 6 August 2009
  • Portugal 17 September 2009
  • Brazil 25 September 2009 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
  • Israel 1 October 2009
  • Poland 23 October 2009
  • Russia 19 November 2009
  • Finland 20 November 2009
  • UK 27 November 2009
  • Germany 17 December 2009
  • Austria 15 January 2010
  • Argentina 11 March 2010 (Pantalla Pinamar Festival)
  • Argentina 19 March 2010 (Les Avant-Premieres – Cine francés)
  • Argentina 1 April 2010
  • Denmark 13 May 2010
  • Japan 7 August 2010
  • Hungary 28 April 2011

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