Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  5 April 2010 (UK)
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The story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words.



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Credited cast:
Jamie Parker ...
Christopher Good ...
Rowena Cooper ...
Anna Van Gogh
Albert Aurier
David Baron ...
Bernard Soule
Stephanie Jacob ...
Marguerite Crevlin
Katherine Kanter ...
Jeanne Coulomb (as Catherine Kanter)
Dr. Peyron
Jim Creighton ...
Felix Ray
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Yentob ...
Himself - Narrator


The story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words.

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Βαν Γκογκ: Ζωγραφίζοντας με λέξεις  »

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Vincent Van Gogh: I feel... a failure. That's it as regards me. I feel that that's the fate I'm accepting. And which won't change any more.
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Peculiar story-telling, but an outstanding performance
7 July 2014 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

As you can guess I admire Benedict Cumberbatch a lot - already then when he was much less "mainstream", i.e. 5+ years ago, when he gained his fame through playing persons with psychical and/or mental shortages. Van Gogh had the latter as well, and it is still amazing to watch how BC depicts him, so pleasantly even for me without deeper knowledge of art schools and artists' relationships. It is due to his role that I gave 8 points to this film - I did not particularly like the inclusion of documentary presentation (by Alan Yento), and all other actors and their performances were not memorable. The other thing I likes was sticking to the letters and documents available, meaning strong realism and absorbing into the struggling life of (later) famous artists in the 19th century.

A must-see for fans of BC, Van Gogh, and/or realistic dramas about art.

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