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All the Vermeers in New York (1990)

Anna, a French actress, is approached by financial broker Gordon in the Vermeer room of a New York gallery. However, romance does not ensue...

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Jon Jost

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Jon Jost
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emmanuelle Chaulet Emmanuelle Chaulet ... Anna
Katie Garner Katie Garner ... Nicole (as Katherine Bean)
Grace Phillips Grace Phillips ... Felicity
Laurel Lee Kiefer Laurel Lee Kiefer ... Ariel (as Laurel Kiefer)
Gracie Mansion Gracie Mansion ... Gallery Owner
Gordon Joseph Weiss Gordon Joseph Weiss ... Gordon
Stephen Lack ... Mark
Roger Ruffin Roger Ruffin ... Max
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Anna, a French actress, is approached by financial broker Gordon in the Vermeer room of a New York gallery. However, romance does not ensue...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tutti i Vermeer a New York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$142,721
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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All the Vermeers in New York
30 October 2006 | by yaguex1010See all my reviews

This movie is as subtle as good champagne, as illuminating as a nova star and as poisonous as curare. The "it of it" is easily missed if you are poorly educated and/or badly informed. This is French existentialism on a collision course with capitalism-fueled post industrial deconstructionism. The parallels between the machinations and lies of Wall Street's deals and the morally derelict art world of galleries and art dealers is poignant. Also poignant are the excerpts in French which counterpoint a decadent civilization based on a materialistic narcissism out of control. The whole thing comes to a screeching pitch when the things in life that most people believe are really worth living and dying for (money, honor,love, God) become nothing but a series of meaningless mirages. In the end there is not even God to help us make sense of the dissolute lives we lead. The beautiful Ana, in spite of herself, becomes an exterminating angel for the man who thinks is in love with her. But even she has to run away from New York to save herself and her dreams. In the end the only thing worth holding on to is all the Vermeer's in New York. And remember, no one really knows who Vermeer was. Only his magical light remains on the canvas. - Also contains an unforgettable scene atop one of the now defunct Twin Towers. Sort of creepy foreshadowing of history.


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