Charlotte Rampling: The Look (2011)

Charlotte Rampling: The Look
Angelina Maccarone
Tag/Traum Filmprduktion/Cologne; Prounen
Angelina Maccarone
Nov 04, 2011

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Charlotte Rampling

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Paul Auster

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Peter Lindbergh

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Juergen Teller


About Movie

About Story:  A biographical study of legendary actress Charlotte Rampling, told through her own free-wheeling conversations with artist friends and collaborators, including Peter Lindbergh, Paul Auster, and Juergen Teller. The movie tells about the details and more on the actress' decidedly non-conformist personality

Intercut with footage from some of Rampling's most famous films, this "self-portrait through others" is a revealing look at one of our most iconic screen stars. The film offers insight into Rampling's feelings on topics that range from aging to desire, from death to her love of photography. 



Movie Review:-‘You wake up and you’re one day older,” says Charlotte Rampling. “You either accept it or you don’t.” In Angelina Maccarone’s revealing documentary “Charlotte Rampling: The Look,” the 65-year-old actress speaks freely and frankly in conversations with such friends as author Paul Auster and photographer Peter Lindbergh. She admits that acting “wasn’t something I desired” and that “I was put into movies because I was pretty.”

The movie clips are a great reminder of the fullness of Rampling's on camera career, but we also see her shooting photographs, even turning her lens on photographer Peter Lindbergh, leading him to experience for the first time what it feels like to be so scrutinized. Rampling enjoys his moment of enlightenment. She is obviously quite accustomed to being in front of a camera, and has learned to be self aware rather than self conscious. And, that's a characteristic she seems to apply to all aspects of her life.