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Loving Vincent (2017)

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In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Booth ... Armand Roulin (voice)
Josh Burdett ... The Zouave (voice)
Holly Earl ... La Mousme (voice)
Robin Hodges ... Lieutenant Milliet (voice)
Chris O'Dowd ... Postman Joseph Roulin (voice)
John Sessions ... Pere Tanguy (voice)
Helen McCrory ... Louise Chevalier (voice)
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Adeline Ravoux (voice)
Aidan Turner ... The Boatman (voice)
Saoirse Ronan ... Marguerite Gachet (voice)
Joe Stuckey Joe Stuckey ... Young Man with a Cornflower (voice)
James Greene ... Old Peasant (voice)
Martin Herdman ... Gendarme Rigaumon (voice)
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas ... Doctor Mazery (voice)
Jerome Flynn ... Doctor Gachet (voice)
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Storyline

A year after the death of the artist, Vincent van Gogh, Postman Roulin gets his slacker son, Armand, to hand deliver the artist's final letter written to his now late brother, Theo, to some worthy recipient after multiple failed postal delivery attempts. Although disdainful of this seemingly pointless chore, Armand travels to Auvers-sur-Oise where a purported close companion to Vincent, Dr. Gachet, lives. Having to wait until the doctor returns from business, Armand meets many of the people of that village who not only knew Vincent, but were apparently also models and inspirations for his art. In doing so, Armand becomes increasingly fascinated in the psyche and fate of Van Gogh as numerous suspicious details fail to add up. However, as Armand digs further, he comes to realize that Vincent's troubled life is as much a matter of interpretation as his paintings and there are no easy answers for a man whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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A unique cinematic experience: The world's first fully painted feature film. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

Poland | UK | USA | Switzerland | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La passion Van Gogh See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,180, 24 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,735,118, 22 March 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (flashback sequences)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was animated with rotoscope. It was filmed in live action with real actors, then each frame was painted and animated. In the end credits, the cast and sets are shown before painting. See more »

Goofs

A fly can be seen for a frame, with it being stuck to the real life painting of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Pere Tanguy: Theo thought his unhappiness went right back to childhood. He tried so hard to fit into his family. But, he never succeeded in this.
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Soundtracks

Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
Composed by Don McLean
Performed by Lianne La Havas
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A Visual Feast!
15 November 2017 | by dear_prudenceSee all my reviews

Every frame of this film is a painting. Think about that! They employed 100 artists to create 65,000+ frames to make this film. I loved the idea that the audience is looking through the eyes of an artist--how an artist might see. If that kind of thing interests you, you should go see this film in the theater. It is stunning.

As for the narrative? Well, now, if you know anything about the history of Van Gogh's life, you know it wasn't terribly happy. There is a lot of drinking and smoking and despair to go around. They employ a plot device involving a letter, and it works. Do not go in thinking there will be thundering revelations about the life of the artist. But it offers some quiet insights about some of the subjects of his paintings, and I really loved this.

If you are familiar with Van Gogh's works and appreciate his aesthetics, you owe it to yourself to go. A totally unique cinematic experience.


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