Synopsis: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. The couple has an illegitimate child, and Jeanne's bigoted parents send the baby to a faraway convent to be raised by nuns. Modigliani is distraught and needs money to rescue and raise his child. The answer arrives in the shape of Paris' annual art competition. Prize money and a guaranteed career await the winner. Neither Modigliani, nor his dearest friend and rival Picasso have ever entered the competition, believing that it is beneath true artists like themselves. But push comes to shove with the welfare of his child on the line, and Modigliani signs up for the competition in a drunken and drug-induced tirade. Picasso follows suit and all of Paris is aflutter with excitement at who will win. With the balance of his relationship with Jeanne
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Mick Davis
Production: Innovation Film Group
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min

Do you know what love is?

Real love?

Have you ever loved so deeply...

That you have condemned

yourself to eternity in hell?

I have.

59 seconds.

Dinner for me.

Mr. Picasso,

you haven't signed it.

l said i'm buying dinner,

not the restaurant.

Pablo, have you seen?

Competition, us?

We are all geniuses.

If Picasso doesn't enter,

i, Diego Rivera, i win it again.

- Maybe.

- l thought he was dead.


What in God's name you think

you are doing?

He needs to see his daughter.

No one should see that

bastard Jew child.

You'll come home now. And,

if you don't obey this moment...

you'll leave me no alternative.

You can't let my baby

live away from me.

You are my daughter.

l can do anything.

I think we should try.

All right.



Good evening, everyone.

Good evening.

Tonight, l walked

across the bridge.

But there was

no bridge there.

I carried a bag

full of love...

But no one to share it with.

And then...

I thought of you.

All of you.


We don't have to look

any further.

The future of art

is in a woman's face.


Pablo Picasso!

Tell me, Pablo,

how do you make love to a cube?

Hello, Pablo.

Did you miss me?

Thank you.

- Good work.

- Why do you hate me so much?

l love you, Pablo.

lt's myself l hate.

Good night.


What do you think of him?

A God.

How do we do?

Sooner or later somebody

will catch on.

Get out of that, Modigliani.

You need sun.

And let you starve?

I don't think l could have

that on my conscience.

Good night.

- Modi, what do l do?

- Save it for Beatrice.

- You can't change destiny.

- What destiny?


To be with him.

Stay here.

Come here.

This dog is stupid.

Wait, wait.


Come here.

Here it is.

lt's all right.

Come here.

Come here.


How do you know my name?

I had to.

l am...

Modigliani. l know who you are.

We all know who you are.

Even the dog knew

who you were.

Come, l wanna see you

in the rain.

Don't be afraid.

I love the rain.

l love what it says.

How interesting.

Now the rain speaks.

- Yes.

- What does it say?

Says you need a hat.

Thank you.

First you have to show me

your drawing.

- I'm not an artist.

- You let me tell you that.

No drawing,

no hat.

- Okay. The hat first.

- Hat first.

This is how you see me?

That's how everybody

see Modigliani.

I'm sorry.

Call me Modi.

Okay, Modi.

Now i'll paint you. You come

see me and i'll paint you.

- If i'm lucky one day...

- What?

I'll paint your eyes.

With your reputation?

You think i'm crazy?

What do you think?

Where are my eyes?

Too far away,

l couldn't see them.

When l know your soul,

i'll paint your eyes.

Look at daddy's work.

You're very late, monsieur.

Everybody's waiting for you.

Excuse me.


You have beautiful bones.

l could paint you.

Ten Francs.

Talk to Martinez.

The one and only, Martinez.

You keep them waiting.

it's not fair.

They've got a lot of money

and no taste.

I'm a buyer.

Even though you've kept me waiting,

l think your paintings are...



He's got galleries

in New York, Modi.


Biggest galleries in New York?


That's funny.

Like you said, they've got money

but no taste.

Very funny.


how dare you embarrass me?

Where are you going?

Go back to your sheep.

If you walk away,

don't come back.

Farewell, Martinez.

Search the house.

Lt is here stated

that the Modigliani family...

in fare taxes, owes to

the Italian Republic.

it's therefore stated that

the Modigliani family...

shall be relieved of all properties,

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Mick Davis

Sir Michael Lawrence Davis (born 15 February 1958) is a South African/British businessman. He was the chief executive (CEO) of Xstrata plc, an Anglo-Swiss multinational mining company, until its merger with Glencore in 2013. After leaving Xstrata, he formed the mining venture, X2 Resources. He is also the CEO of the British Conservative Party. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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  • karenw.67488
    I don't believe Mick Davis ever intended his film, Modigliani, to be an actual biography of Modigliani. It should have been appreciated and greatly awarded by film critics, for bringing to life the spirit and personality of Modigliani in a way that no other writing or film has ever come close to accurately portraying. My thanks, Mick Davis, for this wonderful film. 
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