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Review: 'The Artist and the Model' delicately walks a fine line
Review: 'The Artist and the Model' delicately walks a fine line

The lovely and poignant drama "The Artist and the Model" stirringly presents art, life and death as one irrevocably tangled trio. That it's set against the German-occupied France of World War II — and all the civilian wariness and reflectivity that went with it — deeply dimensionalizes the movie's rich characters and complex themes. At its heart, this talent-heavy film, directed by Fernando Trueba ("Belle Epoque," "Chico & Rita") from a script he wrote with veteran screenwriter and frequent Luis Buñuel collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière, involves the symbiotic relationship between an aging sculptor, Marc (Jean Rochefort),...

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