Caravaggio (1986)

His passion came with a price

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1986-08-29
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 54 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: British Film Institute
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director:
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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.

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