Total Eclipse [DVD] [1995]

Agnieszka Holland directs Leonardo DiCaprio and David Thewlis in the Rimbaud biopic Total Eclipse, which comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, and filmographies for the cast and crew. This is a solid release from New Line Home Entertainment.
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Special Features

  • Closed captions
  • Cast and crew
  • Filmography
  • Movie trailer


Total Eclipse
This historical drama, directed by Agnieszka Holland, focuses on the rocky relationship between the renowned 19th century French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. Rimbaud (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a teenage wunderkind known for his rebelliousness against conventional society and his surrealistic writing. He disrupts the life of Verlaine (David Thewlis), a more conventional writer who is older and married to a dutiful young wife, Mathilde (Romane Bohringer). The drunken Verlaine is unkind to Mathilde, even though her father is providing him with a house and an income to live on while he pursues his writing. Rimbaud overwhelms Verlaine, mocking his conventionality, constantly disrupting his domestic life, and somehow attracting the maniacal love of the older man. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    Leonardo DiCaprio - Arthur Rimbaud
  • David Thewlis
    David Thewlis - Paul Verlaine
  • Romane Bohringer
    Romane Bohringer - Mathilde Maute
  • Dominique Blanc
    Dominique Blanc - Isabelle Rimbaud
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    Nita Klein - Rimbaud's Mother
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