The Moderns by Alive Films is a 1988 film directed and co-written by Alan Rudolph. It is set in 1926 Paris at the height of Modernist Literature. It is a time when the Lost Generation created itself and proceeded to create and publicize modern literature, art, and attitudes. The Moderns is a tale about American artist Nick Hart (Keith Carradine). Nick begins to fall for the striking Nathalie de Ville (Geraldine Chaplin). However, he must contend with her jealous millionaire husband Bertram Stone (John Lone). While trying to make it as an artist Nick must choose between his wife (Linda Fiorentino) and the beautiful Nathalie who pays him for his paintings. Delve deep into the world that produced some of the early 19th Century's greatest literary masterpieces. Set amongst smokey Parisian caf''s and the tumultuous world of visual art, the characters strive to find truth and love in a world that seems forever changing.