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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 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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The truth is, we cannot speak other than by our paintings.


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

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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (flashback sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The world's first fully painted animation feature. See more »

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

Quotes

The Boatman: And, then suddenly it was all silent, and he looked so happy that this dirty crow was coming close. He didn't seem to care that it ran off with his lunch. And, I thought to myself how lonely is this guy that even a thieving crow brightens up his day?
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Featured in The Month in Movies: February 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
Composed by Don McLean
Performed by Lianne La Havas
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Two Hearts One Mind
21 October 2017 | by clarkj-565-161336See all my reviews

Absolutely beautiful, a total sensory experience! Over the years I have seen various movies about Vincent and read about his close relationship with his brother Theo. What I found amazing about this movie was the imaginative approach that was taken to unravel his life and work. So many details were revealed that I had no idea of, and put into such interesting context. The choice of actors was brilliant and we see how close they resemble the actual people during the credit roll at the end of the film - also highly imaginative. I love the rich colours, the Cerulean blue and bright yellows. Truly a starry night! Don't miss.


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