A masterpiece (The Burnt Orange Heresy2019) is a feature film directed by Giuseppe Capotondithe same director of the hour of the crime (the doppia prays, 2009). Its plot, which contains drama, romance and suspense, revolves around the world of art. He plays with the ideas about the importance of a painting and the general ignorance to define what is great from what is worthless.
The synopsis tells that its protagonist is James Figueras (claes bang) a provocative art critic and writer. Figueras begins an affair with his American colleague Berenice Hollis (elizabeth debicki) and both travel to Lake Como to meet a millionaire collector named Cassidy (Mick jagger), who is interested in an artist who lives there, Jerome Debney (Donald Sutherland) and whom he suspects has a masterpiece never exhibited to the public.
The story, based on the book of Charles Willeford, shows the contradictions between art as such and its commercial value, as well as the ambition of artists, collectors and critics. Shot with elegance and neatness, it combines her leading lady’s calculating coldness with scenes of romance, delivering a suspenseful story with good plot twists. The four protagonists are a true luxury, but without a doubt what is most striking is the presence of Mick jaggerthe world famous singer and leader of The Rolling Stones.
Jagger’s fame began in the sixties and his link with the cinema in his role as an actor began in 1970. Two titles found him as a protagonist in that year: Ned Kelly Y Performance. Partly because of their presence, both films had an aura of cult films, in particular Performance, whose style was particularly striking. He returned to acting several times, even became, when the project interested him, a producer and screenwriter. In the nineties he participated in the drama bent (1997) and his most commercial film, free jack (1992) where he shared the poster with Anthony Hopkins, Emilio Estevez Y René Russo. Her film roles ended in 2001 with The Man from Elysian Fields (2001) once again surrounded by a great cast. This is his first performance in eighteen years, not counting his small cameo appearances.
Music stars have a great ability to integrate into these casts due to their handling of the natural charisma they possess. Here he gets the ambiguity that the story needs at important moments of the plot. He rubs shoulders with great professional actors who, ultimately, have the most screen time. Many times, for a secondary role to have the weight it needs, a well-known face with a powerful image is needed so that it is never lost from memory. A masterpiece It rests on Mick jaggerin the same way that the iconoclastic artist suits Donald Sutherland.
A masterpiece Is available in Prime Video.