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Vincent & Theo

Author: John DalyDerek GibsonJulian MitchellDavid ConroyLudi BoekenAll authors
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Santa Monica, California : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, [2005]. ©2005
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inside and outside the claustrophobic art world of Paris in the late 19th century, two Dutch brothers try to make their mark. Vincent can only paint and rage. Soft souled, black-toothed, he spends his life in a series of barren rooms, taking his work as far as it can go. Theo can only try--mostly in vain for the length of both their lives--to sell his brother's work. Theo vicariously participates in his brother's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical
Historical
Feature films
Biographical films
Historical films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Vincent van Gogh; Theo van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh; Theo van Gogh; Theo van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Daly; Derek Gibson; Julian Mitchell; David Conroy; Ludi Boeken; Robert Altman; Tim Roth; Paul Rhys; Johanna ter Steege; Wladimir Yordanoff; Hans Kesting; Jean-Pierre Cassel; Jean Lépine; Geraldine Peroni; Gabriel Yared; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Hemdale Film Corporation.; Belbo films.; Arena Films (Firm); MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792867890 9780792867890
OCLC Number: 61243596
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English, Français, or Español; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990.
Special features: Film as fine art [featurette] (24 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Previews (3 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Jean Lepine ; edited by Françoise Coispeau, Geraldine Peroni ; music by Gabriel Yared ; production designer, Stephen Altman.
Cast: Tim Roth (Vincent van Gogh), Paul Rhys (Theo van Gogh), Johanna Ter Steege (Jo Bonger), Wladimir Yordanoff (Paul Gauguin), Jip Wijngaarden (Sien Hoornik), Anne Canovas (Marie), Hans Kesting (Andries Bonger), Jean-Pierre Cassel (Dr. Paul Gachet).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 ; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
Description: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Contents: From poverty to fame --
Early inspiration --
"Walk into the painting" --
Confronting a mentor --
Fiddling with paints --
"I don't own the gallery!" --
To Paris!/Falling in love --
Nerves and money stress --
On the road again --
Witnessing genius --
Gauguin pays a visit --
"Mr. Holy Spirit" --
Descent into madness --
Loyal brother --
Vincent's new doctor --
Meeting his benefactor --
Sanity & insanity --
No longer able to cope --
Artist's farewell --
Eternal bond/Credits.
Other Titles: Vincent and Theo
Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Hemdale Film Corporation ; John Daly and Derek Gibson present for Hemdale Film Corporation ; Belbo Films in association with Arena Films presents ; written by Julian Mitchell ; executive producer, David Conroy ; produced by Ludi Boeken ; directed by Robert Altman.

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Inside and outside the claustrophobic art world of Paris in the late 19th century, two Dutch brothers try to make their mark. Vincent can only paint and rage. Soft souled, black-toothed, he spends his life in a series of barren rooms, taking his work as far as it can go. Theo can only try--mostly in vain for the length of both their lives--to sell his brother's work. Theo vicariously participates in his brother's art while working, marrying, and contracting syphilis like a 'normal' bourgeoisie. The brothers became the work: one brother who painted, and the other brother who believed that to support the painting was the most important thing he could possibly do with his lifetime.

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