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. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, RoviRunning 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. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, RoviRead Less
Jacques Dutronc, Alexandra London, Gerard Sety, Bernard Le Coq, Corinne Bourdon. Good. No packaging. Originally released: 1991. Language: French. Run time: 158 mins. Ex-rental in plain black case. Side label on tape is handwritten, there is a stain on the top label, and there are three small store labels on the tape.
Claudine Ducret, Chantal Barbarit, Jacques Vidal, Leslie Azzoulai, Elsa Zylberstein, Corinne Bourdon, Gérard Séty, Bernard Le... Good. 1992 Run time: 158. Connecting viewers with great movies since 1972. All used discs are inspected and guaranteed. Used discs may not include digital content. Customer service is our top priority!
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This is, without a doubt, the most brilliant film ever made about the tormented painter. Anyone who says otherwise is an imbecile. Jacques Dutronc is absolutely brilliant in the title role. He plays Van Gogh with an understated sense of mood. This is not a portrayal of an insane man. There is no ear-cutting scene or any manic type of behavior whatsoever. That has all been done before and director Pialat does a magnificent job of steering clear of it. Instead, the last 67 days of Van Gogh's life is captured with what might be called a "painting within a painting". Every scene is gorgeous, a true work of beautiful artistry. Though it is true that many of the things that happen may not be entirely accurate from what is historically known about the artist...somehow, I didn't care. This film is one of the greatest ever made, and for those of you who thought it was too long and boring, well, go see the puke that Hollywood churns out...For, in my opinion, this movie could have lasted forever.