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Incognito (1997)

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Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for five hundred thousand dollars. The girl he meets and gets into bed with, in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an art ... See full summary »

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John Badham

Writer:

Jordan Katz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Patric ... Harry Donovan
Irène Jacob ... Prof. Marieke van den Broeck
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ... Alastair Davies
Ian Richardson ... Turley (prosecutor)
Simon Chandler ... Iain Ill
Pip Torrens ... White (defense attorney)
Michael Cochrane ... Deeks
Rod Steiger ... Milton A. Donovan
Togo Igawa ... Agachi
Joseph Blatchley Joseph Blatchley ... Prof. Scheerding
Paul Brennen Paul Brennen ... Det. Sgt. Steed
Olivier Pierre Olivier Pierre ... Lecuyer
Peter Gale Peter Gale ... Westerbrook
David Marrick David Marrick ... Bright
Dudley Sutton ... Halifax / Offul
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Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for five hundred thousand dollars. The girl he meets and gets into bed with, in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an art expert, who Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.

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Harry Donovan is a master in the art of deception... trapped in a lie so perfect even the truth can't save him.

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Farlig identitet See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Marieke mails the letter, there is a very short close-up, where you can read the address of Juan del Campo, meaning "John of the Field", living in Plaza de la Mierda, meaning "Shit Square". See more »

Goofs

The sound effect used for the British police cars was inaccurate. British police cars did once sound like that but that was over twenty years ago. They now sound similar to American police vehicles. See more »

Quotes

Harry Donovan: When are you gonna realize that all of this art crap is a fraud? Otherwise, how could the same picture be worth $10 million or zip based on, what, a signature? Rembrandt is priceless. Donovan is worthless. That's not art. That's autographs.
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Referenced in An Interview with John Ottman (2002) See more »

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Underrated
28 December 2000 | by artie412See all my reviews

Yes, the production values of INCOGNITO (especially the gauzy photography) smack of "B" Level production, this film shines for a few reasons, most notably the peek into the world of Art, Art History and Art Forgery. Anyone who considers themselves curious about both Rembrandt, his place in the art world, and the art world's place in history will enjoy this movie. This movie's depiction of the steps in the creation of a counterfeit masterpiece are possibly the best half-hour of film I've ever seen. The performances are excellent, and it deserved better than Direct to Video. Especially good are the performances of Rod Steiger, Jason Patric and Irene Jacob.


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