This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin (Donald Sutherland), follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his ... See full summary »

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William Molard
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Judith Molard
Valeri Glandut ...
Annah
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Ida Molard
Merete Voldstedlund ...
Solbjørg Højfeldt
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Juliette Huet
Jørgen Reenberg ...
Henrik Larsen ...
Julien Leclercq
John Hahn-Petersen
Jesper Bruun Rasmussen ...
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This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin (Donald Sutherland), follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife, his children, and his former lover. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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Biography | Drama

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5 September 1986 (Denmark)  »

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The Wolf at the Door  »

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$583,800 (USA)
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Donald Sutherland and Max von Sydow would later appear in Citizen X (1995). See more »

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Version of Gauguin the Savage (1980) See more »

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Sutherland joins Ferrer and Douglas fleshing out the impressionists
14 September 2005 | by (Minneapolis, MN USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this years ago but I remember it being a charming movie, notable for Sutherland's characterization of Gauguin (with makeup and lighting, the resemblance is remarkable) and of the depiction of the delicate relationship between him and the house-girl.

The title I saw it under, "A Wolf at the Door", refers to a fable related by Gauguin in the movie, which greatly illumines Gauguin's attitude, his life and the movie. Sutherland's reading of that fable is chilling.

I would place it with the other depictions of French artists by American movies e.g.: Moulin Rouge, Lust for Life, etc. It's less flashy than those and more realistic. Pity it hasn't been released on DVD


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