Van Gogh

Synopsis: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and portraits. His brother Theo, wife Johanna, and their baby visit Auvers. Vincent is playful and charming, engaging the attentions of Gachet's daughter Marguerite (who's half Vincent's age), a young maid at the inn, Cathy a Parisian prostitute, and Johanna. Shortly before his death, Vincent visits Paris, quarrels with Theo, disparages his own art and accomplishments, dances at a brothel, and is warm then cold toward Marguerite.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Maurice Pialat
  2 wins & 12 nominations.
158 min

- He's not here. How much?

- 7 francs alright?

- Need lodgings?

- It's done.

- Where, if I may ask?

- The caf near the station.

Ravoux's? It's simple. How much?

- 3.50 francs.

- I understand.

Let's eat.

Your sister's late, as usual.

He's odd.

I showed him my Renoir

- What's for dinner?

- Rabbit.

- Where's the wine from?

- Vidal's.

It's not the greatest.

I was saying, he ignored my Renoir.

A doctor shouldn't always

discuss painting.

- He should think of other things.

- What?

You haven't eaten?

- I can serve you some soup.

- I'd like that.

Dinner here's at 7 p.m.

Sit on the other side,

it's quieter.

- You still here?

- I haven't budged.

I don't drink.

Your napkin ring.

It's the prettiest.

You don't dose it?

People think that means pouring wine

in the soup and stirring.

No, you save just a bit of broth,

and a good spoonful of wine.

That's how I do it.

It's called dosing in my Mom's town,

spiking in my Dad's.

Yet they're only 20 miles apart.

Dad calls a funnel a "fontel".

In my Mom's town it's a "tunner".

Where's your Mom from?

She's dead and buried.

Life's funny.

My brother's

first post was at Penglon,

near the grave site.

The big curve before the river.

There's a grade crossing.

The Clermont express roars by.

Every year

it runs over someone.

- No, don't.

- I thought you were asleep.

No, I needed some air.

- What'll I do with this?

- You'll see.

Got any soap?

Here's some.

It's easier to wash

at the pump in the yard.

Did you hear me?

I heard you.

I'm Adeline. I'm 13.

I'm Vincent.

- What're you writing?

- To my brother.

You write often?

May I read it?

Too bad

My grandson wants to chat

My grandson wants to talk to you.

I'd like you to do my portrait.

- What?

- I want you to paint me.

Go home, grandpa.

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Maurice Pialat

Maurice Pialat (French: [pjala]; 31 August 1925 – 11 January 2003) was a French film director, screenwriter and actor noted for the rigorous and unsentimental style of his films. His work is often described as being "realist", though many film critics acknowledge that it does not fit the traditional definition of realism. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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