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Oviri (The Wolf at the Door) (1986)





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This drama looks into the life of French painter Paul Gauguin. Donald Sutherland plays Gauguin as he struggles through a few years in the 1890s in Montmartre after he has come back from his first stay in Tahiti. His new and radical painting style is not amenable to easy acceptance, as witnessed by August Strindberg's rejection of it here. The best segments of this film show the artist at work and talking with his friends, other less successful moments show him in amorous liaisons or in one case, in a fight sequence. Most of all, his dedication to his artistic vision as well as the depth of his personality are elements which maintain interest throughout, in a large part due to Sutherland's insightful portrayal of the artist. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Donald Sutherland
as Paul Gauguin
Jean Yanne
as William Molard
Fanny Bastien
as Juliette Huet
Sofie Gråbøl
as Judith Molard
Max von Sydow
as August Strindberg
Merete Voldstedlund
as Mette Gauguin
Jorgen Reenberg
as Edward Brandes
Yves Barsacq
as Edgar Degas
Kristina Dubin
as Aline Gauguin
Henrik Larsen
as Julien Leclercq
Valerie Morea
as Annah-la-Javanaise
Ghita Nørby
as Ida Molard
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Critic Reviews for Oviri (The Wolf at the Door)

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

... Mr. Sutherland gives his all, and that's a lot, a sensitively shadowed portrait of the artist as a middle-aged man.

January 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Celebrates Gauguin's manly behavior as much as it does his art.

February 21, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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