The Moderns

The Moderns

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The Moderns

In the expatriate-littered Paris of the 1920s, painter Nick Hart (Keith Carradine) mingles with Ernest Hemingway (Kevin O'Connor) and other leading lights of the Lost Generation while palling around with gossip columnist Oiseau (Wallace Shawn), whose reportage has helped establish the international reputation of the writers and artists who fled America for France after WWI. Older and less successful than many of his fellow painters, Hart relies on gallery owner Libby Valentin (Genevieve Bujold) to sell what she can of his work while he supports himself drawing cartoons for Oiseau's weekly column. In a café one day, Hart spies Rachel Stone (Linda Fiorentino) on the arm of her husband, Bertram (John Lone), a condom magnate and art patron who's trying to buy his way into society. It seems Hart and Rachel share a romantic past of which Stone is completely unaware. At the salon of writers Gertrude Stein (Elsa Raven) and Alice B. Tolkas (Ali Giron), Hart suffers a nasty run-in with the Stones and meets Nathalie de Ville (Geraldine Chaplin), a rich socialite who wants to steal three paintings from her estranged husband. Nathalie plies Hart with sexual favors and the promise of cash in exchange for his help in forging copies of the paintings. Although he's loath to follow in the footsteps of his father, a gifted forger, Hart acquiesces, and soon his rivalry with Stone and his involvement with the forgeries leads to death, destruction, and scandal in the art world. Bujold, Shawn, Chaplin, and Carradine are all regular collaborators of iconoclastic director Alan Rudolph, who filmed The Moderns in Montréal and would go on to lens the similarly intellectual Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2017
UPC: 0826663179521
Original Release: 1988
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:06:00
Sales rank: 34,110

Special Features

NEW interviews with director Alan Rudolph, producer Carolyn Pfeiffer and star Keith Carradine

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keith Carradine Nick Hart
Linda Fiorentino Rachel Stone
John Lone Bertram Stone
Wallace Shawn Oiseau
Geneviève Bujold Libby Valentin
Geraldine Chaplin Nathalie de Ville
Kevin J. O'Connor Ernest Hemingway
Charlélie Couture Charley,Singer
Elsa Raven Gertrude Stein
Ali Giron Alice B. Toklas
Gailard Sartain New York Critic
Michael Wilson Surrealist Poet
Didier Hoffman Priest
Ranee Lee Black Chanteuse
Reynald Bouchard Chapelle
Pierre Chagnon Stone's Bodyguard #1
Antonia Dauphin Babette
Bob Gould Blackie
Harry Hill Mr. Brown
Meegan Lee Ochs Francis
Michael Rudder Buffy Buckley
Brooke Smith Abigail
David Stein Art Critic
Marthe Turgeon Rose Selavy
Timothy Webber Stone's Business Associate
Danielle Schneider Fille de Nuit
Paul Buissonneau Alexandre (Group Montparno)
Hubert Loiselle Art Critic
Beverley Murray Eve (Group Montparno)

Technical Credits
Alan Rudolph Director,Screenwriter
Renee April Costumes/Costume Designer
Stuart M. Besser Associate Producer
David Blocker Co-producer
John Bradshaw Screenwriter
Scott Brock Editor
Ginette D'Amico Casting
Pam Dixon Casting
Shep Gordon Executive Producer
Mark Isham Score Composer
Robert C. Jackson Sound/Sound Designer
Ronald Judkins Sound/Sound Designer
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
Toyomichi Kurita Cinematographer
Steven G. Legler Production Designer
Carolyn Pfeiffer Co-producer
Debra T. Smith Editor
Jean Baptiste Tard Set Decoration/Design
Michael Williams Asst. Director

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