Final Portrait (2017) Thursday, 20 June 2019

Final Portrait (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch:

    Sitting still has its challenges.

  • Starring:

    Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Geoffrey Rush, Tony Shalhoub, James Faulkner, Sylvie Testud, Kerry Shale, Philippe Spall

  • Directed by:

    Stanley Tucci

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A man confesses he fantasises about murdering women after raping them. A man tells a story of a neurotic friend committing suicide. Suicide methods discussed (think about it every day/cut one's throat from ear to ear/take sleeping pills/cutting your own wrists/burning yourself to death). A man tells a story of a climber falling off a mountain to his death. Objects thrown, burned. Smashed glass/trashed room. Friendly jibes at a man's appearance (you look like a brute/thug/degenerate; you will be put in jail/the asylum). Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: A man has his temperature taken/lies ill in bed.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A man visits a brothel and escorts a prostitute to a room (sex implied). A man frequently flirts/kisses/hugs/caresses his prostitute/girlfriend, often in front of his wife. A man negotiates with/pays his prostitute's pimps. A man caresses a married woman (relationship implied). Topless woman, nude woman in gown, man in swim shorts. Drawings, paintings and sculptures of female nudes. A man recites a lewd limerick.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne). Bar settings. Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling (whore, old dog, trite bourgeois little girl, thief, pussies; a man refers to himself as a liar/capitalist/dishonest/neurotic). Religious exclamations (Jesus, for God's sakes, oh God, God no, etc).

  • THEMES:

    Alberto Giacometti, James Lord, portrait-sitting, sculpture, art, 1960s Paris, prostitution, obssession, eccentricity, self-doubt, infidelity, art dealing, brothers, unfinished work, muses.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Cemetery setting. Brief French and Italian languages (some subtitles). Ham and eggs eaten. Based on a true story. Based on the book A Giacometti Portrait by James Lord.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Charming, modest, captivating, amiable, scruffy, tactile, art-house, escapist, entertaining, witty, amusing, astringent, theatrical, mature, wise, cinematic, diverting, delightful, delving, nimble, thought-provoking. Exuberant/rumpled/stooped/dishevelled/shaggy-haired/stellar/persuasive/inhabited/spirited performance by Geoffrey Rush, elegant/bold/invigorating camerawork, meticulous/vibrant production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Slight, anti-climactic, stagey, unambitious. Thin/stretched material, not enough insight about James Lord.

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