Savage Messiah (1972)

Rated NR 103 minutes

In his vibrant biopic of French sculptor Henri Gaudier, Ken Russell finds his perfect mouthpiece. As Gaudier romances the author Sophie Brzeska, the enfant terrible of British cinema echoes the artist's rallying cry against the musty treatment of art. Cue a sensual Helen Mirren, and art and sex become indistinguishable. This seldom seen masterpiece simply proves Russell's earthy and rebellious genius. Embrace your inner primitivist and come join the revolution!

Film Credits

Director: Ken Russell

Writer: Christopher Logue and H.S. Ede

Cast: Dorothy Tutin, Scott Antony, Helen Mirren, Lindsay Kemp, Michael Gough, John Justin, Aubrey Richards, Peter Vaughan, Ben Aris and Eleanor Fazan

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