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Brush with Fate (2003)

The story of a painting as it moves from owner to owner through the centuries.

Director:

Brent Shields

Writers:

Susan Vreeland (novel), Richard Russo (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Burstyn ... Rika
Glenn Close ... Cornelia Engelbrecht
Thomas Gibson ... Richard
Phyllida Law ... Maria
Kelly Macdonald ... Aletta Pieters
Patrick Bergin ... Headmaster
Kieran Bew ... Adrian Kuypers
Betty Schuurman Betty Schuurman ... Digna
Jan Decleir ... Old Laurens
Thekla Reuten ... Saskia
Roef Ragas ... Stijn
Laurien Van den Broeck Laurien Van den Broeck ... Magdalena Vermeer
Daniël Boissevain ... Sol
Paul Muller ... Old Karl Engelbrecht
Carly Wijs ... Faculty Woman
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Storyline

The story of a painting as it moves from owner to owner through the centuries.

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Plot Keywords:

1880s | 1800s | merchant | 1710s | 1700s | See All (38) »

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A mystery hidden for generations. Now the truth will finally be revealed.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A series of stories dealing with the history and mystery of a "lost" painting.
27 March 2007 | by nonfiction18See all my reviews

I had seen this movie years ago when it first came out and while it isn't the best movie ever made, I enjoyed it. First of all, it's original. Based on Vreeland's book, the author presents us with the idea of a lost Vermeer painting. What an exciting thought because it's believable! We live in a world where treasures from sunken ships are retrieved and Dead Sea Scrolls are discovered. Why not a lost painting? And then she creates a whole history of that painting. I have not read Vreeland's book, but I may if only to read the description of the painting, which must have been quite good in order for someone to be able to create the painting shown in the movie. It makes me wonder who actually painted "Girl in Hyacinth Blue" for the movie. I will search a bit more to find out. I'll bet other people will too. Any movie that inspires you to search further whether it be to look at the real Vermeer paintings and discover an appreciation for art or perhaps to read a book written by Vreeland or Russo (Richard Russo wrote the script for this movie and has also written one of my favorite books) is worth while.


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