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Painted with Words (2010)

Van Gogh: Painted with Words (original title)
The story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words.


Andrew Hutton


Andrew Hutton (adaptation), Alan Yentob (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Vincent Van Gogh
Jamie Parker Jamie Parker ... Theo Van Gogh
Aidan McArdle ... Paul Gauguin
Christopher Good ... Theodorus Van Gogh
Rowena Cooper Rowena Cooper ... Anna Van Gogh
Daniel Weyman ... Anthon Van Rappard
Ferdinand Kingsley ... Albert Aurier
David Baron David Baron ... Bernard Soule
Stephanie Jacob Stephanie Jacob ... Marguerite Crevlin
Katherine Kanter Katherine Kanter ... Jeanne Coulomb (as Catherine Kanter)
Richard Trinder ... Dr. Peyron
Jim Creighton Jim Creighton ... Felix Ray
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Yentob Alan Yentob ... Self - Narrator


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

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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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Brilliant Film
29 December 2014 | by kriahnna_18See all my reviews

All I can say about this is it's brilliant. Benedict Cumberbatch's acting is impeccable. He really brought Van Gogh's character alive. And to think that everything they said is based on actual letters and conversations from his time. I have recommended this film to my family and friends. It's a really good one. I am not an art fan, but whenever I see one of Van Gogh's paintings, I can recognize them now! Yes, I know he's famous, but I know zilch about art, which makes the film amazing, is that even non-artists like me can appreciate the art and the story behind the paintings. Oh, I just love it. I'm a Filipino, so art's not really taught to us at school unless, of course, if you're an art major at college. Brilliant. Just so brilliant and very educational for people like me.

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