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Brush with Fate (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  2 February 2003 (USA)
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The story of a painting as it moves from owner to owner through the centuries.

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Cornelia Engelbrecht
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Richard
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Aletta Pieters
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Headmaster
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Digna
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Old Laurens
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Saskia
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Stijn
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Magdalena Vermeer
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Sol
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Old Karl Engelbrecht
Carly Wijs ...
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The story of a painting as it moves from owner to owner through the centuries.

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A mystery hidden for generations. Now the truth will finally be revealed.

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Brush with Fate (#52.2)  »

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29 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a decent adaptation of the novel--however, reading the novel is almost necessary in order to get the depth of the characters' struggles throughout the film. I have used this film with students studying Vreeland's novel and they have found it a wonderful aid in comprehending the novel. While I am sure many have read the novel and enjoyed it, there is a deeper subtext that the novel implies that is not captured in the film. In each story there is a child/parent relationship that is pivotal to meaning of the painting to that particular owner. I enjoyed the performances---especially Glenn Close, who truly captured the craziness of the character Cornelius from the novel and the story of Magdelena was well told.


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