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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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Genres:

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:

Ван Гог See more »

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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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Où va la jeune indoue (L'air des clochettes)
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One of the greatest French films ever !
19 August 2004 | by michel-plazanetSee all my reviews

This is Maurice Pialat's masterpiece, one of the best French films ever !

Unlike the title may induce, it's not a Van Gogh "classic" biography as Pialat only shows the last three months of the painter's life, from his arrival in Auvers sur Oise until his suicide.

The picture is constantly moving, intelligent, funny and masterfully photographed (some sequences along the river look like Renoirs's paintings). It's as much a movie about Pialat himself as about Van Gogh.

The scene between Vincent and his brother Theo , or the ones between the latter and her wife Jo are just extraordinary. And the way Pialat films Van Gogh's agony at the Auberge Ravoux in Auvers sur Oise is the mark of a genius.

Jacques Dutronc may not be a Vincent van Gogh lookalike, he's absolutely outstanding. And Bernard Le Coq as Theo makes his best performance so far.

Unmissable!!!!!!!!!!


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