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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Haunting
4 February 2003 | by danielkonikSee all my reviews

This film is a history of a painting and the people who owned it over 300 years. It is told backwards through flashbacks, from its current owner, an eccentric art professor (Glenn Close) to its origin. Each chapter tells of the price they paid for their love of the painting. The individual stories are all involving, and there is a rather morbid twist at the very end you won't see coming. Two hours well-spent.


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