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25 March 2009 (France) See more »
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Dive into the heart of Van Goghs paintings. For the first time, discover in IMAX the fantastic colors and passionate brushwork of a great genius as they take on a new life before our eyes. | Add synopsis »
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Jacques Gamblin ... Vincent Van Gogh (voice)
Peter Knapp ... Lui-même
Hélène Seuzaret ... La conservatrice
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Directed by
François Bertrand 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
François Bertrand  writer
Peter Knapp  original idea
Marie Sellier  dialogue

Original Music by
Armand Amar 
 
Cinematography by
Vincent Mathias 
 
Film Editing by
Anne-Marie Sangla 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Jacques Gernolle 
 
Production Management
Jean Manuel Vignau .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound re-recording mixer
Cyrille Richard .... assistant sound editor
Francis Wargnier .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Gravel .... digital effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Aïm .... first assistant camera
Renaud Garnier .... gaffer
Clementine Peron .... assistant camera
Sylvain Viricel .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Michael Di Luzio .... english translation editor
 
Music Department
Camille Adrien .... orchestrator
Thomas Jamois .... soundtrack producer
Emilie Ruby .... assistant music mixer
 

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"Moi, Van Gogh" - France (original title)
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France:40 min
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
visually beautiful, but distracting narration, 8 January 2010
Author: salterbach-612-414926 from United States

I recently saw this IMAX movie, and although I did love the visual presentation of Van Gogh's works in IMAX (gorgeous!) - and for that reason alone, please do watch this film; the narration has problems.

The heavily French-accented narration by the male character, posing as Van Gogh, was very distracting. I realize that Van Gogh was Dutch, and that while he spoke French when living in France so in real life he did have an accent - BUT this male narrator did not have a clear pronounciation of English words. And after all this movie is the release for English speaking audiences.

I found myself straining to understand his speech so much, that it distracted my visual enjoyment of this movie. (The female French character (i.e., the scholar), who also speaks in this film does have clear understandable English, so it was okay listening to the female. Her voice was not distracting.) And like the other reviewer here, I too was wondering why they had the 3rd person, a male movie director, being shown so prominently within this film. The movie director's appearance in the film did not serve any purpose to further understanding Van Gogh.

so, overall, go see this to enjoy the visual images of Van Gogh's works in IMAX; but don't expect too much from the narration content.

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