Klimt


1h 38m 2007

Brief Synopsis

The Austrian artist Gustav Klimt's (1862-1918) lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century. Klimt's kaleidoscopic paintings are a combination of sensuality, expressiveness and passion--and, like his own life, mirror his obsession with wome

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Independent Film Company
Distribution Company
Arsenal Filmverleih; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Entertainment One; Eurocine; Filmladen Gmbh; Outsider Pictures
Location
Vienna, Austria; Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

The Austrian artist Gustav Klimt's (1862-1918) lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century. Klimt's kaleidoscopic paintings are a combination of sensuality, expressiveness and passion--and, like his own life, mirror his obsession with women. Far ahead of his time, he was celebrated in Paris and damned at home in Vienna as a provocateur. Klimt lived his life like he painted it. His models were his muses and these love affairs bore approximately 30 children. Klimt's struggle for artistic freedom matched his passion for Lea de Castro, a French dancer and actress, who became his muse and the personification of his carnal desires.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Independent Film Company
Distribution Company
Arsenal Filmverleih; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Entertainment One; Eurocine; Filmladen Gmbh; Outsider Pictures
Location
Vienna, Austria; Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 31, 2007

Released in United States October 17, 2007

Released in United States on Video January 8, 2008

Released in United States Summer June 22, 2007

There are two cuts of the film: 129 mins. (director's cut) and 97 mins. (producers' cut). The producers' cut is the film that will be sold internationally.

Released in United States on Video January 8, 2008

Released in United States Summer June 22, 2007 (Chicago)

Released in United States August 31, 2007 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States October 17, 2007 (New York City)