Overview

The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he long ago stopped: La Belle Noiseuse. And he wants Marianne as model. The now starting creative process changes life for everyone. It is a struggle for truth, life and sense, and the question where the limits of arts are or whether art is limitless.

  1. Jacques Rivette

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Honoré de Balzac

    Novel

  3. Pascal Bonitzer

    Screenplay

  4. Christine Laurent

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Michel Piccoli

    Michel Piccoli

    Edouard Frenhofer

  2. Jane Birkin

    Jane Birkin

    Liz

  3. Emmanuelle Béart

    Emmanuelle Béart

    Marianne

  4. Marianne Denicourt

    Marianne Denicourt

    Julienne

  5. David Bursztein

    Nicolas

Full Cast & Crew

La Belle Noiseuse
La Belle Noiseuse

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 14, 1991
    U
    Premiere

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    (Tous publics) valid for all audiences.

Original Language French

Runtime 3h 58m

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