In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl Sophia (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) - an unhappy "arrangement" that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter Jan Van Loos (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant's ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.Written by
Before you were born, Amsterdam was captivated by a flower: the tulip. They came from far away in the East and were so rare and beautiful that people lost their senses in wanting to own them. Rich and poor were spending and borrowing money to join the trade in bulbs, which were going up in price all the time. None more so than the rare striped tulips that were called breakers. A new breaker came from nowhere like an act of God, and it changed people's lives. A white ...
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Something about Dane Dehaan creeps me out and every film I have seen with him in it I find I am distracted. It's like he is a 50 year old portraying a 20 year old. I know this doesn't seem fair, but I just can't wrap my head around his recent rise in Hollywood and all of these parts that he doesn't seem to fit? Am I missing something? The actress in this was wonderful and I liked her in Ex Machina as well. This is a very dark intense film, beautifully shot, but leaves a strange after taste.
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