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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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Complete credited cast:
Emmanuelle Chaulet ... Anna
Katherine Bean ... Nicole
Grace Phillips ... Felicity
Laurel Lee Kiefer ... Ariel (as Laurel Kiefer)
Gracie Mansion ... Gallery Owner
Gordon Joseph Weiss ... Gordon
... Mark
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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$250,000 (estimated)

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$142,721
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Interesting Art House Rarity
25 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

This literary, in many respects experimental film examines the parallels between the art world and the business world, through the relationship between an actress and a stockbroker who meet in the Vermeer Room of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The film is much more interesting for its cinematography and narrative style than its plot. In keeping with its subject matter, the photography tries to emulate Vermeer's paintings, with some shots of Emmanuelle Chaulet being particularly successful. Furthermore, rather than having a linear plot, the narrative takes the form of a mosaic linking the different characters, bringing to mind a minimalist short story.

This is not to say the film is for all tastes. Some scenes, such as where Anna and the stockbroker first meet, drag on for too long. Furthermore, some of the dialogue, particularly Stephen Lack's, comes across as overly metaphorical and stilted, though this should not be a surprise given that it was supposedly improvised.

On the whole, a film worth seeing for a look at when the art house film scene really was arty, before the indie film boom led to the scene being co-opted by corporations.


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