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This historical drama, directed by Agnieszka Holland, focuses on the rocky relationship between the renowned 19th century French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. Rimbaud (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a teenage wunderkind known for his rebelliousness against conventional society and his surrealistic writing. He disrupts the life of Verlaine (David Thewlis), a more conventional writer who is older and married to a dutiful young wife, Mathilde (Romane Bohringer). The drunken Verlaine is unkind to Mathilde, even though her father is providing him with a house and an income to live on while he pursues his writing. Rimbaud overwhelms Verlaine, mocking his conventionality, constantly disrupting his domestic life, and somehow attracting the maniacal love of the older man. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


Leonardo DiCaprio
as Arthur Rimbaud
David Thewlis
as Paul Verlaine
Romane Bohringer
as Mathilde Maute
Dominique Blanc
as Isabelle Rimbaud
Christopher Chaplin
as Charles Cros
Christopher Hampton
as The Judge
Nita Klein
as Rimbaud's Mother
Christopher Thompson
as Carjat
Andrzej Seweryn
as Mr. Maute De Fleurville
Denise Chalem
as Mrs. Maute De Fleurville
James Thierree
as Frederic


Agnieszka Holland
Pascale Faubert
Christopher Hampton
Georges Arvanitis
Laurent Quaglio
Musical Direction/Supervision
Isabelle Lorente
Dan Weil
Production Designer
Nathalie Buck
Art Director
Philip Hinchcliffe
Cat Villiers
Staffan Ahrenberg
Executive Producer
Jean-Yves Asselin
Executive Producer
Pierre-Yves Gayraud
Costume Designer
Francoise Benoit-Fresco
Set Decorator
Laurent Quaglio
Sound/Sound Designer
Michel Boulen
Sound/Sound Designer
Guy Vanderplaetsen
Special Effects
Philippe Teissier
Special Effects
Christian Renaud
Special Effects
Christophe Cheysson
First Assistant Director
Serge De Closets
First Assistant Director
Julien Zidi
First Assistant Director
Jean-Louis Angelini
Camera Operator
Joelle Balland
Margot Capelier
Patrick De Ranter
Steadicam Operator
Fabrice Moindrot
First Assistant Camera
Anthony Gaillard
Makeup Special Effects
Alain Darthou
Assistant Set Decorator
Heleen Verhelst
Extra Casting
Didier Carrel
Location Manager
Pascal Maziere
Foley Artist
Pierre-Olivier Thevenin
Makeup Special Effects
Jocelyne Millet
Key Hairstylist
Santiago Thevenet
First Assistant Editor
Jean-Pierre Goilard
Dolly Grip
Odile Fourquin
Key Make-up
Elly Verduyckt
Assistant Location Manager
Christine de Jekel
Unit Production Manager
Lydie Charpentier
Costumes Assistant
Patrick Cauderlier
Stunts Coordinator
Jean-Pierre Lemoine
Properties Master
Didier Colin
Focus Puller
Etienne George
Still Photographer
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez
Extra Casting
Francoise Dumoulin
Costumes Assistant
Lieve Vyncke
Location Manager
Dominique Lacour
Boom Operator
Kasia Adamik
Storyboard Artist
Francoise Piraud
Post Production Supervisor
Marie Saby
Script Supervisor
Michel Demonteix
Hair Styles
Bernard Floch
Michel Bubola
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