Realistic biography of the famous french painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. This time, the focus is not on his work or his life at the Moulin Rouge (like in the John Huston's movie of the same title) but on the life of Lautrec himself, espacially his love relation with his model Suzanne (played with great talent by the marvelous Elza Zylberstein). Like in Minnelli's Van Gogh biography (Lust for life, 1957), movie director Planchon makes painting with the camera, especially in the firt hour. The times and the soul of the period (end of the XIXe century) is well respected. Beautiful movie!