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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Vincent Van Gogh
Rupert Friend ... Theo Van Gogh
Oscar Isaac ... Paul Gauguin
Mads Mikkelsen ... The Priest
Mathieu Amalric ... Dr. Paul Gachet
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Madame 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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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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Biography | Drama

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

Switzerland | UK | France | USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La poarta eternităţii See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The main theatrical poster and title is a photo shot of one of van Goghs last self portraits, this particular one was done after he sliced off a piece of his ear See more »

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Existential Themes, and a Riveting Cast
8 November 2018 | by Tail_End_CharlieSee all my reviews

This film succeeds in various ways: Dafoe delivers a marvelous portrayal of van Gogh, and Rupert Friend offers a dignified performance as Theo, his brother. The production design, costuming, and lush landscapes are all outstanding. As someone who has seen most of the films directed by Schnabel, I find him an insightful, astute director, yet I wish he would have introduced more nuance into certain scenes.

The invigorating piano score suffers from an overblown volume at various times. At the pre-release screening, more than a handful of people walked out of the film, midway. I think they were overwhelmed by a dizzy combination of loud music and jumpy, blurred camera techniques. As for me, the approach worked, adding a visceral punch.

Some of the dialogue was culled from Vincent's letters to his brother, and Dafoe rendered the text with vulnerable immedicacy. There were several roles which could have benefited from additional lines and a bit more screen time: Isaac (as Gauguin), Almaric (Dr. Gachet), and Seigner (Madame Ginoux).


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