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30 October 1992 (USA) See more »
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The final 67 days of Van Gogh's life is examined. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Masters Of Cinema: Van Gogh DVD Review
 (From The Hollywood News. 14 February 2014, 1:58 PM, PST)

Van Gogh
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 9 November 2013, 4:07 PM, PST)

Blu-ray Review: Pialat's 'Van Gogh' (MoC)
 (From CineVue. 1 October 2013, 6:43 AM, PDT)

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Understated, Underrated Masterpiece See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jacques Dutronc ... Vincent Van Gogh
Alexandra London ... Marguerite (Gachet)
Bernard Le Coq ... Théo Van Gogh
Gérard Séty ... Gachet
Corinne Bourdon ... Jo

Elsa Zylberstein ... Cathy
Leslie Azzoulai ... Adeline Ravoux (as Leslie Azoulai)
Jacques Vidal ... Ravoux
Chantal Barbarit ... Madame Chevalier
Claudine Ducret ... Professeur de Piano
Frédéric Bonpart ... La Mouche
Maurice Coussonneau ... Chaponval
Didier Barbier ... L'Idiot
Gilbert Pignol
André Bernot ... La Butte Rouge
Lise Lamétrie ... Madame Ravoux
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Remy Bourgeois ... Maître de danse (uncredited)
Véronique Chevallier ... La couturière (uncredited)
Christian Dubray ... Le controleur (uncredited)
Julien Haurant ... Coco (uncredited)
Christian Maes ... Musiciens Guinguette (uncredited)
Damien Sauvestre ... Le Docteur Mazery (uncredited)
Edith Vesperini ... Les filles (uncredited)
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Directed by
Maurice Pialat 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maurice Pialat 

Cinematography by
Gilles Henry 
Jacques Loiseleux 
Emmanuel Machuel 
 
Film Editing by
Yann Dedet 
Nathalie Hubert 
Hélène Viard 
 
Production Design by
Philippe Pallut 
Katia Wyszkop  (as Katia Vischkof)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Vesperini 
 
Production Management
Patrick Lancelot .... production manager
Cristobal Matheron .... production trainee
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrice Grange .... assistant director
Alain Olivieri .... first assistant director
Marie-Jeanne Pascal .... first assistant director
Christophe Vassort .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gilbert Pignol .... painter (uncredited)
Eric Viellerobe .... props buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound engineer
François Groult .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul-Claude Bessière .... key grip
Xavier Cholet .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thierry Delettre .... costume supervisor
Laurence Esnault .... costume trainee
Naima Lagrange .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Pierre Molin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
André Bernot .... music: Marche et Accordéon (as A. Bernot)
Jean-Marc Bouget .... music: Guingette (as JM. Bourget)
Jacques Dutronc .... music: Valse et Polka (as J. Dutronc)
Christian Maes .... musician: Guinguette
Philippe Reverdy .... music: Mélodie (as P. Revedy)
Alain Rupin .... musician: Guinguette
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Le Musée d'Orsay  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de (as Musée d'Orsay Paris, RMN)
  • Société de la Propriété Artistique et des Dessins et Modules (SPADEM)  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de - 1991
  • ADAGP, Paris  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de - 1991
  • Fondation Vincent Van Gogh  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de
  • Van Gogh Museum  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de (as Musée National Van Gogh)
  • Carnegie Museum of Art  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de - Acquired through the generosity of Sara Mellon Scaife family, 1968 (as Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg)
  • Christie's Paris  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de
  • Detroit Institute of Arts  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de - Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill
  • Harvard University  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de - Bequest collection of Maurice Wertheim, class of 1906 (as Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • Kunstmuseum Basel  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de (as Oeffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, Kunstmuseum)
  • Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft  courtesy: Reproductions des tableaux avec l'aimable autorisation de (as Institut Suisse pour l'Etude de l'Art)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality and nudity
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158 min
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Où va la jeune indoue (L'air des clochettes)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Understated, Underrated Masterpiece, 30 October 2007
Author: cstotlar from Milwaukee, WI

I loved every golden minute of this film. It was honest, sensitive and respectful of the artist and anyone who loves Van Gogh's paintings and wants the fly-on-the-wall glimpse of his last days on earth will be in for a wonderful experience.

Unlike such films as "Lust for Life" with the Academy Awards so visibly in mind, this one doesn't offer any mad scenes, or pulpitizing or self-mutilation. In other words, if you are looking for Kirk Douglas chewing up the scenery or Stanley Kramer, bullhorn in hand, preaching one of his messages, or, heaven forbid, "Mondo Cane", this will be a disappointment. Unlike so many biopics of artists' lives, this one doesn't sell out to the mass audience with cheap histrionics. It dares to respect its subject and treat it humanely and humbly.

Every object, every face, every scene evokes what Van Gogh would have witnessed himself before his death. Just walking through a field evokes the thrill of recognizing the scene from one of his paintings! As undramatic as it may seem to some, it's really quite exciting for those of us who revere the artist and his work. In fact, I was actually angry at the end of the film that the beauty finally had to stop.

I would recommend this with all my heart to those viewers who love Van Gogh's paintings and are in search of a film that respects the artist in his dying days. It is moving and honest.

Curtis Stotlar

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