Hero of Montmartre
Hero of Montmartre (1958)

Montparnasse 19 is better known as Modigliani, which is also the name of its protagonist. In broad, melodramatic strokes, screenwriter Max Ophuls and director Jacques Becker offer their spin on the tragic, troubled life of Italian abstract… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 4, 1958
DVD Release Date: November 15, 1993
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Time Out

Becker's humanism is unwavering, even when confronting such stereotypes as the rich American philistine or the uncomprehending working man.

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TV Guide

As a whole, the film is somewhat of a failure for Becker, but there are enough fine moments to recommend it.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The one bright spot is Miss Palmer, who acts with the breezy air of one who looks upon drunken artists as amusements. Maybe that's the way to look at this film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A hauntingly moving portrait about the last year or so in the life of the early 20th-century painter Modigliani.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A highly personal effort by one of the idols of the New Wave generation.

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