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Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2017)

Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti (original title)
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Focused on French painter Paul Gauguin's affair with a younger lady in Tahiti.

Director:

Edouard Deluc

Writers:

Edouard Deluc (screenplay), Etienne Comar (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

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Vincent Cassel ... Paul Gauguin
Tuheï Adams Tuheï Adams ... Tehura
Malik Zidi ... Henri Vallin
Pua-Taï Hikutini Pua-Taï Hikutini ... Jotépha
Pernille Bergendorff ... Mette Gauguin
Marc Barbé ... Mallarmé
Paul Jeanson Paul Jeanson ... Emile Bernard
Cédric Eeckhout Cédric Eeckhout ... Meuer de Haan
Samuel Jouy Samuel Jouy ... Emile Schuffenecker
Scali Delpeyrat Scali Delpeyrat ... Hector, le marchand d'art
Victor Boulenger Victor Boulenger ... Assistant marchand d'art
Jean-Pierre Tchan Jean-Pierre Tchan ... Wei
Teiva Monoi Teiva Monoi ... Onati (as Teiva Manoi)
Tiare Hoata Tiare Hoata ... Ruita
Ponirau Maiau Ponirau Maiau ... La femme âgée du village de Tehura
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Paul Gauguin feels smothered by the atmosphere prevailing in Paris in the year 1891. Around him, everything is so artificial and conventional: he needs authenticity to renew his art. Failing to convince his wife Mette and his five children to follow him to Paradise Lost, he sets out for Tahiti alone. Once there, he chooses to settle down in Mataiera, a village far away from Papeete, installing himself in a native-made hut. He soon starts working passionately, painting and carving in a style close to the primitive art specific to the island. During his two-year stay the artist will experience poverty, cardiac problems and other displeasures but also happiness in the arms of Tehura, a beautiful young native girl. Written by Guy Bellinger

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The journey begins. (US release poster)


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Swiss censorship visa # 1011.878. See more »

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Mallarmé: You're a savage, like the rest of us. But YOU have decided not to forget it.
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Has Its Moments
14 November 2018 | by larrys3See all my reviews

I thought this film, directed by Edouard Deluc, had its moments but with its very methodical pacing and depressive tone can be a difficult watch. Vincent Cassel gives a fine performance as the acclaimed artist Paul Gauguin, who unable to sell his paintings in France, leaves his family in Paris to find inspiration for his work on the island of Tahiti.

There he meets the Tahitian beauty Tehura (Tuhei Adams), who, while living together, begins to pose for Gauguin's paintings and sketches. However, despite the lush atmospherics of it all, Gauguin finds himself still impoverished, in failing health, and becoming more and possessive and selfish when it comes to young Tehura. The envisioned idyllic life is slipping away.

Overall, despite the powerful performances from Cassel and the debut of Adams, the movie to me just became mostly a slog, although, at times, it seems to come together nicely, but those moments are too few and far between. Thus, just a fair rating for me.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Polynesian

Release Date:

20 September 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$35,994, 15 July 2018

Gross USA:

$200,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,389,322
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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