Homere - Portrait de l'Artiste dans ses Vieux Jours (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, Switzerland  |  
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Celebrated blind poet Rene Kermadek (Claude Rich) is married to his former student Sibilla (Valeria Cavalli), who provides his only true connection to the world. Although Sibilla is a faithful and devoted wife, he suspects her of cheating on him -- currently with matador Manuel Fernandez (Gregoire Colin). Since she never succeeds in convincing him of her love, he plans his suicide. A multiple winner at Montreal's 1997 World Film Festival, this film was shot on locations in Switzerland, Spain, Italy, India, and Germany, the English title being Homer - Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man.

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blindness [physical], extramarital-affair, homosexual, jealousy, love, marriage, matador, poet, student, suicide, suicide-attempt