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Derek Jarman


99' - 1986 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: Italian, English
Director: Derek Jarman With: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry
Painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, lies on his deathbed. He is in his fortieth year; his face bears savage scars. He has been on the run for years and is dying far from home. It is a miserable death for an artist of stature. After serving an apprenticeship to a painter as a boy, the young Caravaggio moves to Rome where he struggles to live by selling his paintings on the streets. Ill from poverty, he paints himself as Bacchus. He is visited in hospital by Cardinal Del Monte, an art lover who is intrigued by this painting. The Cardinal gives him room and board in his palace in return for his services. Under del Monte's patronage he continues his education and wins his first major public commission...

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Derek Jarman


Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry


Derek Jarman, Nicholas Ward Jackson

More information


Italian, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

idee van Nicholas Ward-Jackson



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