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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 Solal Forte ... Gaston
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Storyline

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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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Ireland | Switzerland | UK | France | USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

At Eternity's Gate See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,856, 18 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,294,915, 10 February 2019
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Willem Dafoe is the second actor to be nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for playing Vincent van Gogh, after Kirk Douglas in Lust for Life (1956). See more »

Quotes

Vincent Van Gogh: I paint, as a matter of fact, to stop thinking. I stop thinking, and I feel that I'm a part of everything outside and inside of me.
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Uncomfortable to watch but that's what made it great (like the artist himself)
27 November 2018 | by thomas1298See all my reviews

This film tackles the story of an artist creating masterpieces for later generations but not for his own. All the techniques that bothered other reviewers--the handheld camera, loud piano soundtrack, looped dialog--all emphasized a life of loneliness and ridicule that made the audience experience those emotions.

Clearly the story lacked a typical plot, not so much because it wasn't there as much as that Van Gogh's story is so well known and portrayed. I sensed that my companions may have been wishing they had chosen a different movie but for me this film further added to the tapestry of Van Gogh's unique story. Plus the film addresses the two biggest points of contention about him ... his ear and his death ... and suggests that Van Gogh's character traits have turned those into unsolvable mysteries.


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