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Van Gogh (1991)

The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life are examined.

Director:

Maurice Pialat

Writer:

Maurice Pialat
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Dutronc ... Vincent Van Gogh
Alexandra London Alexandra London ... Marguerite (Gachet)
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Théo Van Gogh
Gérard Séty Gérard Séty ... Gachet
Corinne Bourdon Corinne Bourdon ... Jo
Elsa Zylberstein ... Cathy
Leslie Azzoulai Leslie Azzoulai ... Adeline Ravoux (as Leslie Azoulai)
Jacques Vidal Jacques Vidal ... Ravoux
Chantal Barbarit Chantal Barbarit ... Madame Chevalier
Claudine Ducret Claudine Ducret ... Professeur de Piano
Frédéric Bonpart Frédéric Bonpart ... La Mouche
Maurice Coussonneau Maurice Coussonneau ... Chaponval
Didier Barbier Didier Barbier ... L'Idiot
Gilbert Pignol Gilbert Pignol
André Bernot André Bernot ... La Butte Rouge
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Storyline

In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and portraits. His brother Theo, wife Johanna, and their baby visit Auvers. Vincent is playful and charming, engaging the attentions of Gachet's daughter Marguerite (who's half Vincent's age), a young maid at the inn, Cathy a Parisian prostitute, and Johanna. Shortly before his death, Vincent visits Paris, quarrels with Theo, disparages his own art and accomplishments, dances at a brothel, and is warm then cold toward Marguerite. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$138,720
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Daniel Auteuil was originally considered for the part of Van Gogh, but he declined. The role was then proposed to Jean-Hugues Anglade, before Jacques Dutronc was finally cast. See more »

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Je suis Monsieur Lautrec
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All in all, quite ordinary.
18 October 2018 | by shaunpearson2007See all my reviews

Jacques Dutronc plays the part of Vincent Van Gogh well. The whole cast do a great job. The film makers appear to have made much effort to portray life back when Van Gogh was alive. I might have made the mistake of expecting too much from Van Gogh, having read the words 'One of the greatest films by one of the finest directors of the second half of the 20th century'.

Ultimately, the story follows Van Gogh during his last days, doing quite normal things, eating, drinking, dancing, chatting, arguing, and doing a spot of painting. All in all, quite ordinary. With a run time of 159 minutes, I found the film overly long, and failing to hold my attention from time to time. Mr. Turner (2014) staring Timothy Spall as JMW Turner, more enjoyable entertaining film about a painter, I would recommend Turner more.

Note: Vincent Van Gogh appears to pass away at the end of the film with both ears in tact?


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