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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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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)

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
 
Stunts
Jérôme Henry Team .... stunts (as Jerome Henry)
 
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
Runtime:
158 min
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Soundtrack:
Dexuième Symphonie, Pour CordesSee more »

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14 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Nice Try, but..., 22 May 2006
Author: juliano66 from United States

The strength of this film hinges on the plausibility of the account- if this is indeed an accurate portrayal of Van Gogh's last days then it at least has some innate value in that regard. Although the pain of V.G.'s suffering was excruciatingly heightened by the real-life pace, the film suffered overall from being too slow. I was left feeling depressed about Van Gogh and got the feeling that maybe some aspects of a person's life are better left undramatized. The character of "Van Gogh" ultimately comes across as a hopeless case--crazy, depressed, bitter, irresponsible and ill-tempered, hopelessly dependent on his brother and resentful to the point of suicide because of it. But is that the whole story? There must be more and this movie doesn't leave the viewer with the impression that any stones have been left unturned. Too much of this man's earlier life is unknown to us(assumed) and his actions and relationship with his brother, Theo have no real context for the viewer to truly sympathize or understand Van Gogh. And the relations he has with the love interests in the film are in many ways stilted and hard to believe. Van Gogh was a stormy, complex, singular type of human being whose story resists just this type of retelling. Nice try but I think this film missed.

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