After leaving the asylum, Vincent Van Gogh settles in Auvers-sur-Oise, in the home of Doctor Gachet, an art lover and patron. Vincent keeps painting amidst the conflicts with his brother Theo and the torments of his failing mental health. He has an affair with Marguerite, his host's daughter. However, she soon realizes that he doesn't love her and that his heart beats only for his art.
Pialat's examination of the last 60 days of Van Gogh's life earned him a Palme d'Or nomination and stands as his finest masterpiece.
Genre: Foreign Films
Director: Maurice Pialat - French Director/Screenwriter
Theatrical Release: 1992
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 159 mins
A surprisingly sensual and achingly beautiful film that depicts the life and art of this visionary genius.;
Jacques Dutronc - Actor/Songwriter
Bernard Lecoq - Actor/"Van Gogh"
Alexandra London - Actress/"Van Gogh"
Gerard Sety - Actor/"Van Gogh"
Corrine Bourdon -
Elsa Zylberstein - Actress/"Farinelli"
Leslie Azoulai -
"...VAN GOGH is a good, quiet, rigorous film, made with intelligence and acted with earnest conviction..."
"...[Pialat has] a fine time expressing his love of painting with lovely and witty recreations of images by the Impressionist and post-Impressionist [painters]....He also brings a lyrical intensity and sense of mystery to bear..."
"Jacques Dutronc portrays the artist not as a tortured, hysterical genius, but as an introspective, highly sensitive man preoccupied with his work..."