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Oviri (1986)

This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin (Donald Sutherland), follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his ... See full summary »

Director:

Henning Carlsen

Writers:

Henning Carlsen (scenario), Jean-Claude Carrière (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Paul Gauguin
Max von Sydow ... August Strindberg
Jean Yanne ... William Molard
Sofie Gråbøl ... Judith Molard
Valeri Glandut Valeri Glandut ... Annah
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Ida Molard
Merete Voldstedlund Merete Voldstedlund ... Mette Gad
Solbjørg Højfeldt
Fanny Bastien Fanny Bastien ... Juliette Huet
Jørgen Reenberg Jørgen Reenberg ... Eduard Brandes
Henrik Larsen Henrik Larsen ... Julien Leclercq
Morten Grunwald
John Hahn-Petersen John Hahn-Petersen
Jesper Bruun Rasmussen Jesper Bruun Rasmussen ... Auctioneer
Luis Rego Luis Rego
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This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin (Donald Sutherland), follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife, his children, and his former lover. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Denmark | France

Language:

French | English | Danish

Release Date:

5 September 1986 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wolf at the Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Denmark

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$583,800
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Donald Sutherland and Max von Sydow would later appear in Citizen X (1995). See more »

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Version of Gauguin the Savage (1980) See more »

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Sutherland joins Ferrer and Douglas fleshing out the impressionists
14 September 2005 | by jayhharrisSee all my reviews

I saw this years ago but I remember it being a charming movie, notable for Sutherland's characterization of Gauguin (with makeup and lighting, the resemblance is remarkable) and of the depiction of the delicate relationship between him and the house-girl.

The title I saw it under, "A Wolf at the Door", refers to a fable related by Gauguin in the movie, which greatly illumines Gauguin's attitude, his life and the movie. Sutherland's reading of that fable is chilling.

I would place it with the other depictions of French artists by American movies e.g.: Moulin Rouge, Lust for Life, etc. It's less flashy than those and more realistic. Pity it hasn't been released on DVD


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