Vincent & Theo (Epielpsy?/Biploar?Vertigo?)

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Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) had an eccentric personality and unstable moods, suffered from recurrent psychotic episodes during the last 2 years of his extraordinary life, and committed suicide at the age of 37. Despite limited evidence, well over 150 physicians have ventured a perplexing variety of diagnoses of his illness including temporal lobe epilepsy precipitated by the use of absinthe in the presence of an early limbic lesion, reactive depression, bipolar disorder and vertigo.

The eternal struggle between madness and genius takes its toll on the brothers Van Gogh in this film from Academy Award-nominated director Robert Altman. Tim Roth and Paul Rhys play the roles of tortured artist Vincent and his brother Theo. In life, he was impoverished, his work largely ignored; yet today, paintings by Vincent Van Gogh fetch millions of dollars at auction. This supreme irony is laid bare in the passionate story of an obsessive artist driven by inexorable demons and his alternately devoted and despairing younger brother, who seems unable to live with him... or without him.


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