Total Eclipse (1995)

Total Eclipse (1995) is a Biography, Drama, Romance film directed by Agnieszka Holland – In 1871, Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), an established poet, invites boy genius Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) to live with Paul and his young pregnant wife, Mathiltde, in her father’s home in Paris. Rimbaud’s uncouth behavior disrupts the household as well as the insular society of French poets, but Verlaine finds the youth invigorating. Stewed in absinthe and resentment, Verlaine abuses Mathiltde; he and Rimbaud become lovers and abandon her. There are reconciliations and partings with Mathiltde and partings and reconciliations with Rimbaud, until an 1873 incident with a pistol sends one of them to prison. Codas dramatize the poets’ final meeting and last illnesses. IMDB


Directed By – Agnieszka Holland

Genre – Biography, Drama, Romance

Cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Nita Klein , Bruce Van Barthold , David Thewlis , James Thierree , Romane Bohringer , Dominique Blanc , Christopher Hampton , Felicie Pasotti , Mathias Jung , Emmanuelle Oppo , Andrzej Seweryn , Christopher Thompson , Denise Chalem , Christopher Chaplin

In Theaters – 3 November 1995

Duration – 111 Minutes

MPAA Rating : R

Taglines : Impassioned by genius. Inflamed by desire. Imprisoned by love.

Story Writers: Christopher Hampton

Country: France , Belgium , USA

Language: English

Production Company : StudioCanal , FIT Productions , European Co-production Fund , Portman Productions , Societe Française de Production (SFP) , Canal+