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Loving Vincent (2017)

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In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Booth ... Armand Roulin (voice)
Josh Burdett ... The Zouave (voice)
Holly Earl ... La Mousme (voice)
Robin Hodges ... Lieutenant Milliet (voice)
Chris O'Dowd ... Postman Joseph Roulin (voice)
John Sessions ... Pere Tanguy (voice)
Helen McCrory ... Louise Chevalier (voice)
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Adeline Ravoux (voice)
Aidan Turner ... The Boatman (voice)
Saoirse Ronan ... Marguerite Gachet (voice)
Joe Stuckey Joe Stuckey ... Young Man with a Cornflower (voice)
James Greene ... Old Peasant (voice)
Martin Herdman ... Gendarme Rigaumon (voice)
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas ... Doctor Mazery (voice)
Jerome Flynn ... Doctor Gachet (voice)
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Storyline

A year after the death of the artist, Vincent van Gogh, Postman Roulin gets his slacker son, Armand, to hand deliver the artist's final letter written to his now late brother, Theo, to some worthy recipient after multiple failed postal delivery attempts. Although disdainful of this seemingly pointless chore, Armand travels to Auvers-sur-Oise where a purported close companion to Vincent, Dr. Gachet, lives. Having to wait until the doctor returns from business, Armand meets many of the people of that village who not only knew Vincent, but were apparently also models and inspirations for his art. In doing so, Armand becomes increasingly fascinated in the psyche and fate of Van Gogh as numerous suspicious details fail to add up. However, as Armand digs further, he comes to realize that Vincent's troubled life is as much a matter of interpretation as his paintings and there are no easy answers for a man whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The truth is, we cannot speak other than by our paintings. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

Poland | UK | USA | Switzerland | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La passion Van Gogh See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,180, 24 September 2017

Gross USA:

$6,735,118

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,187,665
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (flashback sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Each frame in the movie was hand painted. See more »

Goofs

A fly can be seen for a frame, with it being stuck to the real life painting of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Gachet: Vincent said I was living a lie but he has lived in struggle for the truth.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: In the closing credits, the tableau for Dr. Gachet discusses the difficulty that experts had in distinguishing the genuine works painted by van Gogh from those painted by Dr. Gachet in the style of van Gogh. See more »

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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: One Giant Iago Ahead (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
Composed by Don McLean
Performed by Lianne La Havas
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One of the most visually-striking films ever made
6 September 2017 | by andersminor22See all my reviews

I saw the film at the Tellride Film Festival and was blown away. I knew that the film would be gorgeous, but the trailer doesn't do the projected feature justice. The oil paintings are mesmerizing on their own, but combined they create a transfixing animation that is completely unique and never gets tiring. The film is worth seeing, and will be forever remembered, for these visuals by themselves. Its only stumble comes from a script that has difficulty in reaching its conclusion, and the use of formulated black-and-white flashbacks to show Vincent's life leave something to be desired (especially when considering the film's other creative achievements.) Even so, the film is an immense triumph that every human being with eyes will love.


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