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Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2017)

Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti (original title)
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Focused on French painter Paul Gauguin's affair with a younger lady in Tahiti.

Director:

Edouard Deluc

Writers:

Edouard Deluc (screenplay), Etienne Comar (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Paul Gauguin
Tuheï Adams Tuheï Adams ... Tehura
Malik Zidi ... Henri Vallin
Pua-Taï Hikutini Pua-Taï Hikutini ... Jotépha
Pernille Bergendorff ... Mette Gauguin
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Mallarmé
Paul Jeanson Paul Jeanson ... Emile Bernard
Cédric Eeckhout Cédric Eeckhout ... Meuer de Haan
Samuel Jouy Samuel Jouy ... Emile Schuffenecker
Scali Delpeyrat ... Hector, le marchand d'art
Victor Boulenger Victor Boulenger ... Assistant marchand d'art
Jean-Pierre Tchan Jean-Pierre Tchan ... Wei
Teiva Monoi Teiva Monoi ... Onati (as Teiva Manoi)
Tiare Hoata Tiare Hoata ... Ruita
Ponirau Maiau Ponirau Maiau ... La femme âgée du village de Tehura
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Storyline

Paul Gauguin feels smothered by the atmosphere prevailing in Paris in the year 1891. Around him, everything is so artificial and conventional: he needs authenticity to renew his art. Failing to convince his wife Mette and his five children to follow him to Paradise Lost, he sets out for Tahiti alone. Once there, he chooses to settle down in Mataiera, a village far away from Papeete, installing himself in a native-made hut. He soon starts working passionately, painting and carving in a style close to the primitive art specific to the island. During his two-year stay the artist will experience poverty, cardiac problems and other displeasures but also happiness in the arms of Tehura, a beautiful young native girl. Written by Guy Bellinger

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The journey begins. (US release poster)


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Polynesian

Release Date:

20 September 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,994, 15 July 2018

Gross USA:

$200,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,317,869
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 141396. See more »

Quotes

Mallarmé: You're a savage, like the rest of us. But YOU have decided not to forget it.
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Some Might Miss the Subtle Touches...
30 July 2018 | by blueskystylingSee all my reviews

Just gorgeous, well acted, beautifully and invisibly directed, though some seem to miss the subtle way the cinematography flattens the spaces and abstract the shapes like Gauguin's best artwork does. Cassel is mesmerizing and looks uncannily like Gauguin's self portraits. His portrayal can make us understand the he had no choice but to paint, and all costs.

The simple loving relationship between Paul and Tehura is worn down and corrupted in the same way the People of Polynesia were by sickness and greed introduced by the colonizers. The innocent playful fun, the jealousy, suspicion and pain... this film tells a story that shows there is no running away from the human condition.


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