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Schiele was the subject of the biographical film, Excess and Punishment
(aka Egon Schiele – Exzess und Bestrafung
), a 1980 film originating in Germany with a European cast that explores Schiele's artistic demons leading up to his early death. The film was directed by Herbert Vesely
and stars Mathieu Carrière
as Schiele, Jane Birkin
as his early artistic muse Wally Neuzil, Christine Kaufman as his wife, Edith Harms, and Kristina Van Eyck as her sister, Adele Harms. Also in 1980, the Arts Council of Great Britain
produced a documentary film, Schiele in Prison
, which looked at the circumstances of Schiele's imprisonment and the veracity of his diary.
In 2016 another biographical film was released, Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden
(German: Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen