069 – Total Eclipse (1995)

spacetime coordinates: 19th century  France – Brussels – Abyssinia

The only unbearable thing is that nothing is unbearable.

total eclipse

Total Eclipse is a 1995 film directed by Agnieszka Holland, based on a 1967 play by Christopher Hampton, who also wrote the screenplay. Based on letters and poems, it presents a historically accurate account of the passionate and violent relationship between the two 19th-century French poets Paul Verlaine (David Thewlis) and Arthur Rimbaud(Leonardo DiCaprio), at a time of soaring creativity for both of them.

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