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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.

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Andrew Hutton

Writers:

Andrew Hutton (adaptation), Alan Yentob (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Official Sites:

BBC1 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Vincent Van Gogh: So then my brush goes between my fingers as if it were a bow on the violin, and absolutely for my pleasure!
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Absolutely fantastic!
24 March 2014 | by Avwillfan89See all my reviews

At first, I was a little taken aback by the way the film was presented: a half documentary, half bio-pic, but I realized the filmmakers didn't want to fake anything in regards to what the real life characters had said to each other.

This is the brilliant, sad but enriching story of the life of Vincent Van Gogh, played to absolute perfection by the wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch. Van Gogh has always fascinated me because of his preoccupation with social justice, much like Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens, his gorgeous style in the colors of his paintings, and his battle with mental illness.

It was sad to know that he only sold a fair few of his paintings while he was alive, and only became really famous after death, and not being able to experience full happiness in his life. It's the continuous and inevitable trend that no one seems to appreciate artists until they die. Even though it's important to remember and cherish what that person left behind, the beauty, the words, the message or the brush, it's still always important to remember the person, because all the beauty and creativity in the world comes from within.


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