Caravaggio

1986

Derek Jarman
Director

Bio of bad boy Italian Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, his paintings and his lover.

Certainly not for every taste, but this sumptuous recreation of a life on a zero budget with odd visuals makes for gorgeous cinema. Possibly Derek Jarman's most accessible film though.

Recommended to the art movie crowd. You know who you are.

(The credits run down the screen by-the-by)



29th August 1986
Cinema






24th June 2008
DVD

Unrated

90 mins
1.77:1




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Noam Almaz
Boy Caravaggio
Dawn Archibald
Pipo
Sean Bean
Ranuccio
Jack Birkett
The Pope
Sadie Corré
Princess Collona
Una Brandon-Jones
Weeping Woman
Imogen Claire
Lady with the Jewels
Robbie Coltrane
Cardinal Scipioni
Garry Cooper
Davide
Lol Coxhill
Old Priest
Nigel Davenport
Giustiniani
Vernon Dobtcheff
Art Lover
Terry Downes
bodyguard
Dexter Fletcher
Young Caravaggio
Michael Gough
Cardinal Del Monte
Jonathan Hyde
Baglione
Spencer Leigh
Jerusaleme
Emile Nicolaou
Young Jerusaleme
Gene October
Model Peeling Fruit
Cindy Oswin
Lady Elizabeth
John Rogan
Vatican Official
Zohra Segal
Jerualeme's Grandmother
Tilda Swinton
Lena
Lucien Taylor
Boy with Guitar
Nigel Terry
Caravaggio
Simon Fisher-Turner
Fra Fillipo (as Simon Turner)