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This is half-way between a documentary and a historic drama. Benedict Cumberbatch as Van Gogh gives it the gravitas and depth of Hamlet. His fellow actors, especially Jamie Parker, do their part to complete the picture, re-enacting Van Gogh’s life story using purely dialogue from his letters. This makes for a strangely intense, compelling biopic and the “narrator” doesn’t even stand out that much among it all.
Great work with the sets (lots of original locations) and period-typical costumes, too! And the soundtrack! Just marvellous, so moving and epic.
All in all, a nice bit of educational tv.
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