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Lust for Life

Biopic of the artist Vincent van Gogh. Driven by intense passions, van Gogh finds himself too often at odds with the world around him as he struggles to make his mark as an artist in late 19th-century Europe.

Anthony Quinn won an Oscar for his portrayal of Paul Gauguin.

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1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Sat 10 Dec 2016 13:30

BBC History: Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Van Gogh is now one of the most well-known post-Impressionist painters, although he was not widely appreciated in his lifetime.
Read Van Gogh's profile, and find out why he cut off part of his ear

BBC Archive: Van Gogh: Portraits of the artist

This collection brings together programmes from the BBC's archives to explore this troubled man. Critics provide in-depth analysis of his work, often using Van Gogh's letters for information.


Role Contributor
Vincent van GoghKirk Douglas
Paul GauguinAnthony Quinn
Theo van GoghJames Donald
ChristinePamela Brown
Dr GachetEverett Sloane
RoulinNiall MacGinnis
Anton MauveNoel Purcell
Theodorus van GoghHenry Daniell
Anna Cornelia van GoghMadge Kennedy
WillemienJill Bennett
Dr PeyronLionel Jeffries
Dr BosmanLaurence Naismith
DirectorVincente Minnelli
ProducerJohn Houseman
WriterNorman Corwin

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