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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Biography | Drama

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

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Features the only Best Actor Oscar nominated performance of the year in a film not nominated for Best Picture. See more »

Goofs

@ 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 »

Quotes

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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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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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Country:

Ireland | Switzerland | UK | France | USA

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English | French

Release Date:

15 February 2019 (France) 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

Gross USA:

$2,294,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,235,662
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2.35 : 1
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