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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Donovan
... Prof. Marieke van den Broeck
Thomas Lockyer ... Alastair Davies
... Turley (prosecutor)
... Iain Ill
... White (defense attorney)
... Deeks
... Milton A. Donovan
... Agachi
Joseph Blatchley ... Prof. Scheerding
Paul Brennen ... Det. Sgt. Steed
Olivier Pierre ... Lecuyer
Peter Gale ... Westerbrook
David Marrick ... Bright
... 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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Rated R for language, violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 March 1998 (USA)  »

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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 »

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At the very end, when they spin and kiss, Jason Patric clearly looks right at the camera. See more »

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Harry Donovan: I just don't understand why you guys have to sit here and piss on other people, let alone Rembrandt.
Cafe intellectual: Professor Scheerding *proved* that the painting, The Man With The Golden Helmet, is just a cheap fake.
Prof. Scheerding: I'm sure you know that, uh, in 1930 there were over 800 *supposed* Rembrandts.
Harry Donovan: And now we're down to 241, thanks to you and your friends - and dropping. So, bully for you! Every schoolkid's favorite picture is now junk, because some self-appointed windbag has said so. You know, the problem is, ...
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Referenced in An Interview with John Ottman (2002) See more »

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Better than most of the junk out there
5 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

I was VERY pleasantly surprised by this one. Its dialogue on the true meaning of great art is truly interesting, even if simplistic (but not relative to most films out there).

I thought Patric was pretty good, but it's the script itself that does most of the work.

The scenery and imagery is also fantastic.


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