GenreBiography, Drama ScreenplayJacques Becker LanguageFrench
(uncredited) WriterJacques Becker, Henri Jeanson Release date4 April 1958 (1958-04-04) DirectorsJacques Becker, Max Ophuls CastGérard Philipe (Amedeo Modigliani), Lilli Palmer (Béatrice Hastings), Lea Padovani (Rosalie), Gérard Séty (Léopold Sborowsky), Lino Ventura (Morel), Anouk Aimée (Jeanne Hébuterne) Similar moviesIndependence Day, J. Edgar, Lust for Life, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Lovers of Montparnasse (French: Les Amants de Montparnasse), also known as Montparnasse 19, is a 1958 French-Italian drama film chronicling the last year of the life of the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani who worked and died in abject poverty in the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris, France.
It was originally directed by Max Ophüls, but he died of rheumatic heart disease while shooting interiors on the film, so his name was credited as dedicatee; his friend Jacques Becker took over after Ophüls's death and completed filming.
There are at least two versions of the film; the longer version is about 2 hours long and has more scenes featuring the character of Léopold Zborowski.