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.
|original title:||Van Gogh|
|directed by:||Maurice Pialat|
|cast:||Jacques Dutronc, Alexandra London, Bernard Le Coq|
|cinematography by:||Gilles Henry, Jacques Loiseleux, Emmanuel Machuel|
|film editing:||Yann Dedet, Nathalie Hubert, Hélène Viard|
|art director:||Philippe Pallut, Katia Wyszkop|
|costumes designer:||Edith Vesperini|