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The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted.

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Adrian Brine ...
Uncle Cent
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Léon Boussod
Yves Dangerfield ...
René Valadon (as Vincent Vallier)
Hans Kesting ...
Andries Bonger
Peter Tuinman ...
Anton Mauve
Marie Louise Stheins ...
Jet Mauve
Oda Spelbos ...
Ida
Jip Wijngaarden ...
Sien Hoornik
Anne Canovas ...
Marie
Sarah Bentham ...
Marie Hoornik
Jean-Denis Monory ...
Emile Bernard
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Jo Bonger (as Johanna Ter Steege)
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
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The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted.

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An obsessive vision. A desperate dream. A world that didn't understand... And a brother that did.

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$2,231,274 (USA)
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Excellent, underrated Altman
19 September 2002 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Altman tells the oft-told story of Vincent Van Gogh and the much less told story of his art dealer brother. The story deftly avoids tortured artist cliches and builds both characters as complex, contradictory individuals. The acting is beyond excellent. Tim Roth shows considerable restraint as Van Gogh, a character that many actors would have chosen to overact. And Rhys's Theo calm surface subtly betrays his inner torment.

Altman's camera is a star here as well, and few directors today understand the principle of movement as well as he does. The photography ranges from good to excellent, and the whole films feels like a glimpse into Vincent's world. Like most of Altman's better films, it's character rather than plot driven, so some will certainly say that it's 'boring'. If you are prone to say things like this, it's probably not for you, but anyone who is a fan of Altman's earlier films will be pleased.


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