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Release Date:
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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Great Portrait of Van Gogh & His Last Days 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)

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 21 people found the following review useful.
Great Portrait of Van Gogh & His Last Days, 28 May 2007
Author: user1684 from United States

If you haven't seen this movie yet, set aside a few hours and treat yourself to this gem of a film.

Jacques Dutronc is great as the Von Gogh, but Alexandra London is fantastic stealing almost every scene she is in with Dutronc. Bernard Le Coq as big brother, Theo, turns in a good controlled performance as well.

The supporting cast is also first rate.

The movie covers the last two months of Van Gogh's life from his arrival in Auvers sur Oise ( then a sleepy suburb 17 miles from Paris) until his death from apparently self-inflicted wounds. He is buried there by the way, next to his brother Theo, and the inn where he stayed is still standing. (Google "Auvers-Sur-Oise") The sad part is that Van Gogh appeared to suffered from a form of depression, if it were today it could have been treated with proper medication. If he had lived 110 years later he might have been fine.

I loved the research they appeared to do on everything from period trains, blacksmiths, inn keepers, farmers, day laborers, other artists and family members. It has an authentic feel to it.

Another good part is the lack of a sappy soundtrack to detract from the story at hand. The lack of a soundtrack renders it almost as if you are standing in the same town watching what is going on. "Excuse me, are you Vincent Van Gogh?" The picture is beautifully photographed and as one IMDb'er from France pointed out in his comments "some sequences along the river look like Renoirs's paintings" It's true.

Don't miss this.

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