His passion came with a price

Caravaggio (1986)


As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with a dashing gambler.

Director: Derek Jarman

Caravaggio Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.6/10 from 48 votes
Release Date: 1986-08-29
Status: Released
Run time: 93 min / 1:33
Production Company : British Film Institute
Production Country: United Kingdom


Nigel Terry
as Caravaggio
Tilda Swinton
as Lena
Sean Bean
as Ranuccio
Spencer Leigh
as Jerusaleme
Robbie Coltrane
as Scipione Borghese
Michael Gough
as Cardinal Del Monte
Garry Cooper
as Davide
Dexter Fletcher
as Young Caravaggio
Nigel Davenport
as Giustiniani
Dawn Archibald
as Pipo
Jack Birkett
as The Pope
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Art Lover
Jonathan Hyde
as Baglione
Zohra Sehgal
as Jerusaleme's Grandmother
Simon Fisher-Turner
as Fra Filippo
Lol Coxhill
as Old Priest
Sadie Corre
as Princess Colonna
Terry Downes
as Bodyguard
John Rogan
as Vatican Official
Derek Jarman
as Papal Aide


Directing Derek Jarman Director
Writing Derek Jarman Writer
Camera Gabriel Beristain Director of Photography
Editing George Akers Editor
Sound Simon Fisher-Turner Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Sandy Powell Costume Design
Production Nicholas Ward Jackson Executive Producer
Production Colin MacCabe Executive Producer
Production Sarah Radclyffe Producer
Production James Mackay Development Manager
Writing Nicholas Ward Jackson Writer
Writing Suso Cecchi d'Amico Writer
Art Christopher Hobbs Production Design
Art Michael Buchanan Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Morag Ross Makeup Artist
Sound Billy McCarthy Sound Recordist

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