Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted. Written by
Harry Donovan is a master in the art of deception... trapped in a lie so perfect even the truth can't save him.
Did You Know?
There is a scene in the film where Harry Donovan finds out about the death of his father (played by Rod Steiger
) from heart failure in a newspaper clipping. The date of death given was Tuesday, July 9. Rod Steiger died five years later on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 of pneumonia and kidney failure. See more
Harry Donovan and his father talks in the phone about the exchange rate between US Dollars and Dutch Guilders. Later on, when still in Amsterdam, Harry buys some sort of old painting in a shop. He pays however, in German Marks. See more
I'm not a shoe-maker, and I don't work for slobs off the street. I work with people that I know. You can leave now.
It's a circular problem.
Now, do I have to knock your ass down the stairs?
No, no. Gentlemen. Um, we'll be staying at the Carlyle until, uh, Sunday. Think it over.
Watch your fingers.
[Harry slams the door shut as they leave