An account of the famous French sculptor's romance with Camille Claudel.
Paris 1880, Auguste Rodin, aged 40, finally receives his first state commission and creates ‘The Gates of Hell’, composed of figurines, some of which will become his most famous works: ‘The Kiss’ and ‘The Thinker’. Rodin shares his life with his partner, Rose, but when his most gifted student, Camille Claudel, becomes his assistant, it is not long before she is his mistress. A decade of passion, mutual admiration and complicity ensues. Following their break up, Rodin continues to work relentlessly. He faces both the condemnation and enthusiasm provoked by the sensuality of his sculptures and with his Balzac, rejected during his lifetime, creates the undeniable starting point of modern sculpture.