Total Eclipse


1h 50m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Set in Paris in the late 1800s, this is the romantic, turbulent story of French poets Paul Verlaine (1844-96), the "Prince of Poets," and Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91), the mythic poet who inspired Jim Morrison, Jack Kerouac and the rock generation. It is a psychological drama based on the complex and da

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Eurimages; Pangea Media Group; Portman Film & Television
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Fine Line Features; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; New Line Home Entertainment; Nippon Herald Films, Inc; Portman Film & Television; Senator Film Verleih; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Djibouti; Paris, France; Belgium

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Set in Paris in the late 1800s, this is the romantic, turbulent story of French poets Paul Verlaine (1844-96), the "Prince of Poets," and Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91), the mythic poet who inspired Jim Morrison, Jack Kerouac and the rock generation. It is a psychological drama based on the complex and darkly sensual relationship between the two poets as well as an exploration into the joys and agonies of their genius.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Eurimages; Pangea Media Group; Portman Film & Television
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Fine Line Features; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; New Line Home Entertainment; Nippon Herald Films, Inc; Portman Film & Television; Senator Film Verleih; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Djibouti; Paris, France; Belgium

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 10, 1995

Released in United States on Video May 21, 1996

Released in United States September 1995

Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (in competition) September 14-23, 1995.

The final week of production, March 12-18, 1995, took place in Djibouti.

Began shooting January 16, 1995.

Completed shooting March 18, 1995.

Released in United States Fall November 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 10, 1995

Released in United States on Video May 21, 1996

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (in competition) September 14-23, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 1995.)