Vincent and Theo

Vincent and Theo

Director: Robert Altman Cast: Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Kitty Courbois


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The relationship between the obsessive, brilliant painter Vincent Van Gogh and his more practical brother Theo is at the center of director Robert Altman's well-received biography, originally produced as a miniseries for European television. Now universally acknowledged as masterpieces, Vincent Van Gogh's works were ignored in his lifetime, despite the best efforts of Theo, a struggling gallery owner. When he fails to make a profit from his brother's work, Theo finds himself torn between art and commerce, a conflict deepened by Vincent's increasing emotional neediness. Soon, the situation worsens, and both brothers are forced to struggle with depression and madness. Altman's distinctive directorial approach avoids clichés, allowing his leads to create contradictory and sometimes unlikable characters. Tim Roth captures Vincent's devotion to his art, his difficult personality, and his descent into mental illness without resorting to histrionics, while Paul Rhys provides equally proficient work as the more repressed Theo. The cinematography by Jean Lepine illuminates the links between Altman's trademark wandering camera and Van Gogh's impressionistic painting style.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2015
UPC: 0887090093309
Original Release: 1990
Rating: PG-13
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:18:00
Sales rank: 42,469

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Roth Vincent van Gogh
Paul Rhys Theodore van Gogh
Kitty Courbois Actor
Jip Wijngaarden Sien Hoornik
Johanna ter Steege Jo Bonger
Jean-Pierre Cassel Dr. Paul Gachet
Vladimir Yordanoff Paul Gauguin
Anne Canovas Marie
Bernadette Giraud Marguerite Gachet
Adrian Brine Uncle Cent
Jean-François Perrier Dr. Paul Gachet
Vincent Vallier Rene Valadon
Hans Kesting Andries Bonger

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Ludi Boeken Producer
Scott Bushnell Costumes/Costume Designer
Francois Coispeau Editor
David Conroy Producer
Dominique Douret Art Director
Jean Lepine Cinematographer
Julian Mitchell Screenwriter
Geraldine Peroni Editor
Jan Roelfs Art Director
Pierre Siore Set Decoration/Design
Ben Van Art Director
Gabriel Yared Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Vincent and Theo
1. Chapter I
2. Chapter II
3. Chapter III
4. Chapter IV
5. Chapter V
6. Chapter VI
7. Chapter VII
8. Chapter VIII

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