7. Edouard Frenhofer

Film: La Belle Noiseuse

Year Released: 1991

Actor: Michael Piccoli

Aging artist, Edouard, finds his muse reborn, in the girlfriend of a fellow artist who comes to visit. After years of inactivity and lack of inspiration from his former model wife, the fetching Marianne reinvigorates his artistic career. The film is full of beautifully long takes of Edouard in his creative process as he restarts his masterpiece entitled, "La Belle Noiseuse." Which in French translates to the beautiful troublemaker.

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