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Van Gogh (1991)

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The final 67 days of Van Gogh's life is examined.

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An intoxicating biopic about the art world's "mad genius" Vincent Van Gogh.

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Cathy
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Madame Chevalier
Claudine Ducret ...
Professeur de Piano
Frédéric Bonpart ...
La Mouche
Maurice Coussonneau ...
Chaponval
Didier Barbier ...
L'Idiot
Gilbert Pignol
André Bernot ...
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In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and portraits. His brother Theo, wife Johanna, and their baby visit Auvers. Vincent is playful and charming, engaging the attentions of Gachet's daughter Marguerite (who's half Vincent's age), a young maid at the inn, Cathy a Parisian prostitute, and Johanna. Shortly before his death, Vincent visits Paris, quarrels with Theo, disparages his own art and accomplishments, dances at a brothel, and is warm then cold toward Marguerite. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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$138,720 (USA)
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Je suis Monsieur Lautrec
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Music and Lyrics by Bernard Le Coq and Maurice Pialat
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Film, Van Gogh ,not the same thing.
19 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many reviewers hail this as underrated!. I, most Happily disagree. Unfortunately any insight to the great painter is done in arbitrary exposition from supporting characters, while the main one stands around aloof. If Hollywood romanticized, any previous films of Van Gogh, it's only a natural inclination too heighten what we see in his paintings!. As an actor, I would be emphatic just to be in a scene where I'm told " You're van Gogh!-you stand here"!( I know this is a harsh assessment,but that's the way it plays,three quarters of the way!) What we are given here, is not an attempt of visual or narrative connection from the man to his works, rather, an exercise in screenplay. I didn't wish to agree with the naysayers of this film,so I had to rent and see for myself. This film could have had any other title, maybe.. that's the point, but whatever preparations no matter how extensive was not translated through this media. Watching this made me want to see 'El Postino' for the hundredth time. Now for the underrated loyalist, I recommend Bronson(2009),now this IS a film that is truly underrated!.


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