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2.5
10 Ratings

The Wolf at the Door

Oviri

Directed by Henning Carlsen
Denmark, France, 1986
Biography, Drama

Synopsis

This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin (Donald Sutherland), follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife…

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The Wolf at the Door Directed by Henning Carlsen

Awards & Festivals

Bodil Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

Critics reviews

The resulting gain in mass appeal has to be weighed against the loss in specificity, and the English dubbing of at least one of its actors—Fanny Bastien as Juliette, Gauguin’s former model and mistress—is drastically out of sync.
September 04, 1987
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The dialogue, drawn in part from letters and journals, has flashes of insight that go beyond polemics. (Recalling his relationship to van Gogh at one point, Gauguin remarks, “He taught me a chair could be tragic; I taught him why.”) On the other hand, Carlsen seems to have axes to grind that relate to Gauguin only obliquely…
September 04, 1987
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