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At Eternity's Gate (2018)

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A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

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Julian Schnabel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Vincent van Gogh
Rupert Friend ... Theo van Gogh
Oscar Isaac ... Paul Gauguin
Mads Mikkelsen ... Priest
Mathieu Amalric ... Doctor Paul Gachet
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Md Ginoux
Niels Arestrup ... Madman
Anne Consigny ... Teacher
Amira Casar ... Johanna Van Gogh
Vincent Perez ... The Director
Lolita Chammah ... Girl on the Road
Stella Schnabel Stella Schnabel ... Gaby
Vladimir Consigny Vladimir Consigny ... Doctor Felix Ray
Arthur Jacquin Arthur Jacquin ... René
Solal Forte ... Gaston
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During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present.

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A Grain of Madness is the Best of Art

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic content | See all certifications »

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Three of the actors in the film have also portrayed Marvel Comics villains on the big screen. Willem Dafoe portrayed the Green Goblin, Oscar Isaac has played Apocalypse, and Mads Mikkelsen has portrayed Kaecilius. See more »

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@ approx :35 into the movie, van Gogh is lying in a hospital bed after being beaten up. The en d of a pillow at the right hand side of the image shows a 21st century soft goods tag. See more »

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Vincent Van Gogh: I just want to be one of them. I would like to sit down with them and have a drink and talk about anything. I'd like them to give me some tobacco, a glass of wine, or even just ask me, "How are you today?" And I would answer, and we would talk. And from time to time I'd make a sketch of one of them as a gift. They would accept it, maybe, and keep it somewhere, and a woman would smile at me and ask, "Are you hungry? Would you like something to eat? A piece of ham, some cheese, or ...
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Crazy Credits

There's a mid-credits scene, where a Paul Gauguin quote is narrated. See more »

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Don't think of At Eternity's Gate as a movie movie
10 December 2018 | by markglucksternSee all my reviews

Rather think of it as a painted film, with one artist (Schnabel) trying to convey what it is to be another (Van Gogh). At Eternity's Gate is an immersion into the world of Van Gogh. Art conveys something about the world and the human condition words can never express. After watching the movie I came to realize other ways of trying to understand Van Gogh and his art fall short of this immersion. If you were to take an audio tour of a Van Gogh exhibit you would not finish the tour with the same feeling or understanding as you might get from watching the movie. Everything about the movie is spare, whittled down to an essential nub. The dialogue doesn't matter. What does matter are the long, silent scenes of Van Gogh in Nature and at home, and the times where he speaks directly to the audience, informing it of what it is to be Van Gogh. The occasionally jumpy camera shots and the overlapping dialogue may not have been completely necessary (and obviously a major turn-off for various other viewers), but they do help to establish what it may have been like to be Van Gogh. Madness? Sure, if that label works for you. Clearly, Van Gogh was different. Mad or not, he had his difficulties fitting in to society, any society. The last 20 minutes or so are the most painterly. After absorbing an hour of background material, all the film and Van Gogh have told you allows you to understand his world. When he talks about light, the screen is flooded with light, but even when the screen turns to gloom, you see the world as Van Gogh did. The walls are painted as they were in the background of a Van Gogh painting. And you the viewer? You sit back and drink it all in.


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15 February 2019 (France) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$92,856, 18 November 2018

Gross USA:

$2,294,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,261,585
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