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Brush with Fate (2003)

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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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
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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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2 February 2003 (USA)  »

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

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Please, no brush off
2 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Brr, the reviews for this Hallmark Hall of Famer have been considerably chilly. Too bad people can't warm up to the idea of an original movie (though based on a book) that moves slowly in its presentation and theme. Brush with Fate is fascinating. The storyline of tracing backwards to the actual setting of a painting done by a master is quite riveting. It doesn't matter that Glenn Close has a relatively small role. It was all that was needed.

The stories take place mainly in Holland, and the time periods used are colorful, and refreshing. The whole idea of "What if this really happened?" seems plausible by the end of the movie.

Even if the painting is not real, the one created in the movie is captivating in execution. If you love art, enjoy speculative storytelling, and favor Glenn Close, then do check this movie out to form your own opinion.


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