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Maurice Pialat – Van Gogh (1991) (HD)

A memorable depiction by one of the great French film-makers of the last 67 days of Vincent Van Gogh’s life. Deliberately steering away from sensationalism, the film covers the period after Van Gogh (Jacques Dutronc in a César-winning performance) comes to stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris and not far from his supportive brother Théo, to be treated by the physician Dr Paul Gachet. Beset by self-doubt, financial worries, and increasing signs of depression, Van Gogh feels himself attracted to the world of brothels and cabarets even as he pursues an intense, fluctuating relationship with Gachet’s much younger daughter Marguerite. He paints furiously as the depression takes hold and those around him must reassess their feelings for him…. Read More »

Maurice Pialat – Van Gogh (1991)

“allmovie” wrote:
Running nearly three hours, Maurice Pialat’s VAN GOGH is a leisurely paced look at the famous painter’s final year. Pialat’s portrait differs from many other films in that he shows Van Gogh (Jacques Dutronc) as being reasonably sane and he focuses on the everyday events of the painter’s life and art. Read More »