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I don't care about the actors ability when the movie is so tedious and untrue. He had many YOUNG wives and they all left him. They were young teenagers with whom he had children. Really boring -- couldn't finish it in spite of only IMHO mediocre scenery.
Contemplative movie, very slow at times, portraits a passionated but borderline crazy Gaugin on a very specific episode of his life
The very methodical pacing and depressive tone of this film made it a rather difficult watch for me. Vincent Cassel gives a strong performance as the acclaimed artist Paul Gauguin, who is struggling to make a living selling his artwork in Paris, and decides to leave his family and journey to the island of Tahiti to find inspiration.
It's there that he meets and begins to live with the young Tahitian beauty Tehura (Tuhei Adams), who begins to pose for Gauguin's paintings and sketches. Despite this being her first acting role, I thought Adams did quite well in it and was believable in her part and range of emotions. However, Gauguin will eventually find himself impoverished, in failing health, and becoming increasingly selfish and possessive of Tehura, as the idyllic life he envisioned slips away.
Overall, I thought this film, directed by Edouard Deluc, had very lush atmospherics and fine acting, at times, but overall it just became too much of a slog for me. Thus, only a fair rating.
Leave Tahiti alone.
The film may have lacked a clear momentum, but instead floats along as if it were a post-impressionist work. That is likely its greatest critique and one of its more subtle strengths.
So bad it's hard not to get up and leave
Very very bad