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The Eyes of Van Gogh (2005)

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After the disastrous months spent with Gauguin in the yellow house in Arles, Vincent van Gogh, in desperate search for a cure from attacks that increasingly plague him, voluntarily enters an insane asylum.


Alexander Barnett
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Credited cast:
Diana Agostini ... Kee Vos (as Diane Agostini)
John Alexander John Alexander ... Patient #3
Alexander Barnett ... Vincent van Gogh
Dean Curtis ... Patient #4
John FitzGibbon John FitzGibbon ... Patient #5
Lee Godart ... Paul Gauguin
Clarke Griffith Clarke Griffith ... Patient #7
Celia Howard Celia Howard ... Anna van Gogh
Thomas D. Kaufman Thomas D. Kaufman ... Patient #1
John Lederer John Lederer ... Patient #2
Matthew Marchetti Matthew Marchetti ... Young Vincent
Edwin McDonough Edwin McDonough ... Reverend Rochedieu
Keith Perry Keith Perry ... Theodorus van Gogh
Roy Thinnes ... Dr. Peyron
Ray Wasik Ray Wasik ... Patient #6


As the director, the goal I set for myself in transferring the film script to the screen was never to present but rather to uncover. I employ a subjective camera throughout the entire film. The idea is to get inside Vincent's head. Everything seen and felt is from his point of view. In order to achieve this, the camera, rather than viewing the action, will always be within it. We strove to give objective expression to inner experience, i.e., to show what Vincent was thinking and feeling; to show how a memory, dream or hallucination registers in his mind: texture, sound, color, shape, tempo. The purpose is not for the audience merely to be a witness, but rather for them to live within the image and to participate psychologically in the action. Vincent's mind, from beginning to end, is always engaged. His confusion, struggle, bewilderment and desperation grow and grow. He is never totally in one place. When he is in the past he still retains some of the present and vice versa. Many ... Written by Alexander Barnett

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24 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Van Gogh Productions See more »
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In 2015, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will commemorate the 125th anniversary of van Gogh's death. They will be showing clips from the film The Eyes of Van Gogh throughout the year. See more »


Vincent van Gogh: I can very well do without religion and without God. The only ting I can't do without is my work.
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An intimate, but explosive film.
17 November 2007 | by salliejamesSee all my reviews

I was truly astonished to see what can be accomplished with a low budget combined with obvious passion and commitment. I have always been a great fan of Roy Thinnes and was delighted to be able to see him again. There have been a couple of films about van Gogh. This one, I believe, captures him more truly and believably than any other I have seen. His torment is palpable and fully understandable. This film is about what happens when extraordinary people are for whatever reason unable to fully realize all of their potential. And yet, despite all, they must persevere. An outstanding performance by Alexander Barnett, who also wrote the screenplay.

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