The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life is examined.

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Alexandra London ...
Marguerite (Gachet)
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Cathy
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Adeline Ravoux (as Leslie Azoulai)
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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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30 October 1992 (USA)  »

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$138,720 (USA)
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Le temps des cerises
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Music by Antoine Renard
Lyrics by Jean-Baptiste Clément
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Every single frame of this movie seems an impressionistic painting
21 August 2000 | by (Catania, Italy) – See all my reviews

"Lust for life" of Minnelli is a great film, but in my opinion doesn't give a faithful portrait of Van Gogh: his nature is too romanticized. On the contrary this film of Pialat gives a real mirror of the inner nature of the great painter. I think Van Gogh was really so misanthrope as the film describes. This puts the film of Pialat above the one of Minnelli. Besides this film seems a moving painting, because if you pause the playing when you see the video you can see an impressionistic picture. this peculiarity is so marked that there are scenes that are in the film only for a visive aim (for example the Vincent's sister-in-law that washes herself in a tub). Even if "Lust for life" is a great film, I think "Van Gogh" is greater.


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